NONADIABATIC EFFECTS IN HIGH-HARMONIC GENERATION WITH ULTRASHORT PULSES

Citation
Ip. Christov et al., NONADIABATIC EFFECTS IN HIGH-HARMONIC GENERATION WITH ULTRASHORT PULSES, Physical review letters, 77(9), 1996, pp. 1743-1746
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
ISSN journal
0031-9007
Volume
77
Issue
9
Year of publication
1996
Pages
1743 - 1746
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-9007(1996)77:9<1743:NEIHGW>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
High-harmonic generation using ultrashort laser pulses with pulse dura tions 25 to 200 fs is studied theoretically and experimentally. We obs erve that the harmonic spectrum of argon taken with 25 fs laser pulses contains harmonics up to 20 orders higher than for 100 fs laser pulse s with the same intensity. We show that this increase in harmonics is because the atom survives to higher laser intensities, due in part to the nonadiabatic response of the atomic dipole to the fast rise time o f our pulse.