Scale-invariant nonlinear optics in gases

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Scale-invariant nonlinear optics in gases. / Heyl, C. M.; Coudert-Alteirac, H.; Miranda, M.; Louisy, M.; Kovacs, K.; Tosa, V.; Balogh, E.; Varjú, K.; L'Huillier, Anne; Couairon, A.; Arnold, C. L.

I: Optica, Vol. 3, Nr. 1, 13.01.2016, s. 75-81.

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Heyl, CM, Coudert-Alteirac, H, Miranda, M, Louisy, M, Kovacs, K, Tosa, V, Balogh, E, Varjú, K, L'Huillier, A, Couairon, A & Arnold, CL 2016, 'Scale-invariant nonlinear optics in gases', Optica, vol. 3, nr. 1, s. 75-81. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.000075

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Heyl, C. M., Coudert-Alteirac, H., Miranda, M., Louisy, M., Kovacs, K., Tosa, V., ... Arnold, C. L. (2016). Scale-invariant nonlinear optics in gases. Optica, 3(1), 75-81. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.000075

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Heyl CM, Coudert-Alteirac H, Miranda M, Louisy M, Kovacs K, Tosa V, Balogh E, Varjú K, L'Huillier A, Couairon A, Arnold CL. 2016. Scale-invariant nonlinear optics in gases. Optica. 3(1):75-81. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.000075

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Heyl CM, Coudert-Alteirac H, Miranda M, Louisy M, Kovacs K, Tosa V et al. Scale-invariant nonlinear optics in gases. Optica. 2016 jan 13;3(1):75-81. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.000075

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Heyl, C. M. ; Coudert-Alteirac, H. ; Miranda, M. ; Louisy, M. ; Kovacs, K. ; Tosa, V. ; Balogh, E. ; Varjú, K. ; L'Huillier, Anne ; Couairon, A. ; Arnold, C. L. / Scale-invariant nonlinear optics in gases. I: Optica. 2016 ; Vol. 3, Nr. 1. s. 75-81.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Scale-invariant nonlinear optics in gases

AU - Heyl, C. M.

AU - Coudert-Alteirac, H.

AU - Miranda, M.

AU - Louisy, M.

AU - Kovacs, K.

AU - Tosa, V.

AU - Balogh, E.

AU - Varjú, K.

AU - L'Huillier, Anne

AU - Couairon, A.

AU - Arnold, C. L.

PY - 2016/1/13

Y1 - 2016/1/13

N2 - Nonlinear optical methods have become ubiquitous in many scientific areas, from fundamental studies of timeresolved electron dynamics to microscopy and spectroscopy applications. They are, however, often limited to a certain range of parameters such as pulse energy and average power. Restrictions arise from, for example, the required field intensity as well as from parasitic nonlinear effects and saturation mechanisms. Here, we identify a fundamental principle of nonlinear light-matter interaction in gases and show that paraxial nonlinear wave equations are scaleinvariant if spatial dimensions, gas density, and laser pulse energy are scaled appropriately. As an example, we apply this principle to high-order harmonic generation and provide a general method for increasing peak and average power of attosecond sources. In addition, we experimentally demonstrate the implications for the compression of short laser pulses. Our scaling principle extends well beyond those examples and includes many nonlinear processes with applications in different areas of science.

AB - Nonlinear optical methods have become ubiquitous in many scientific areas, from fundamental studies of timeresolved electron dynamics to microscopy and spectroscopy applications. They are, however, often limited to a certain range of parameters such as pulse energy and average power. Restrictions arise from, for example, the required field intensity as well as from parasitic nonlinear effects and saturation mechanisms. Here, we identify a fundamental principle of nonlinear light-matter interaction in gases and show that paraxial nonlinear wave equations are scaleinvariant if spatial dimensions, gas density, and laser pulse energy are scaled appropriately. As an example, we apply this principle to high-order harmonic generation and provide a general method for increasing peak and average power of attosecond sources. In addition, we experimentally demonstrate the implications for the compression of short laser pulses. Our scaling principle extends well beyond those examples and includes many nonlinear processes with applications in different areas of science.

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U2 - 10.1364/OPTICA.3.000075

DO - 10.1364/OPTICA.3.000075

M3 - Article

VL - 3

SP - 75

EP - 81

JO - Optica

JF - Optica

SN - 2334-2536

IS - 1

ER -