Frequency Conversion Of Ultrashort Pulses In Extended Laser-produced Plasmas by Rashid A GaneevFrequency Conversion Of Ultrashort Pulses In Extended Laser-produced Plasmas by Rashid A Ganeev

Frequency Conversion Of Ultrashort Pulses In Extended Laser-produced Plasmas

byRashid A Ganeev

Hardcover | February 24, 2016

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This book offers a review of the use ofextended ablation plasmas as nonlinear media for HHG of high-order harmonicgeneration (HHG).  The book describes the different experimentalapproaches, shows the advantages and limitations regarding HHG efficiency anddiscusses the particular processes that take place at longer interactionlengths, including propagation and quasi-phase matching effects.  Itdescribes the most recent approaches to harmonic generation in the extremeultraviolet (XUV) range with the use of extended plasma plumes, and how thesediffer from more commonly-used gas-jet sources. The main focus is on studiesusing extended plasmas, but some new findings from HHG experiments in narrowplasma plumes are also discussed. It also describes how quasi-phase-matching inmodulated plasmas, as demonstrated in recent studies, has revealed differentmeans of tuning enhanced harmonic groups in the XUV region.


After an introduction to the fundamentaltheoretical and experimental aspects of HHG, a review of the most importantresults of HHG in narrow plasmas is presented, including recent studies ofsmall-sized plasma plumes as emitters of high-order harmonics. In Chapter 2,various findings in the application of extended plasmas for harmonic generationare analyzed. One of the most important applications of extended plasmas, thequasi-phase-matching of generated harmonics, is demonstrated in Chapter 3,including various approaches to the modification of perforated plasma plumes.Chapter 4 depicts the nonlinear optical features of extended plasmas producedon the surfaces of different non-metal materials.  Chapter 5 is dedicatedto the analysis of new opportunities for extended plasma induced HHG. Theadvantages of the application of long plasma plumes for HHG, such as resonanceenhancement and double-pulse method, are discussed in Chapter 6. Finally, asummary section brings together all of these findings and discuss theperspectives of extended plasma formations for efficient HHG and nonlinearoptical plasma spectroscopy.

The book will be useful for students andscholars working in this highly multidisciplinary domain involving materialscience, nonlinear optics and laser spectroscopy. It brings the new researcherto the very frontier of the physics of the interaction between laser andextended plasma; for the expert it will serve as an essential guide andindicate directions for future research.

Rashid A. Ganeev is an internationally recognized expert in the field of High Harmonic Generation (HHG) in laser ablation plasmas. In the present book, he specifically addresses the case of extended ablation plasmas as nonlinear media for HHG. The book describes the different experimental approaches, shows the advantages and limita...
Title:Frequency Conversion Of Ultrashort Pulses In Extended Laser-produced PlasmasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:221 pagesPublished:February 24, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811001936

ISBN - 13:9789811001932

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Table of Contents


Introduction. Theory and experiment of high-order harmonicgeneration in narrow and extended media.

I.1. High-order harmonic generation in isotropic medium:three-step model and macroscopic consideration of frequency conversion. I.2.Overview of the applications of long gaseous media for the HHG. References.

1. HHG in short-length plasmas.

1.1. Modern history and perspectives of harmonic generationin narrow plasma plumes. 1.2. Spatial coherence measurements of non-resonantand resonant high-order harmonics generated in narrow laser ablation plumes. 1.3.Resonance processes in plasma plumes. 1.4. Peculiarities of the high-orderharmonics from different narrow plasmas generating at 1 kHz repetition rate. 1.5.Concluding comments. References.

2. HHG in extended plasmas.

2.1. Advanced properties of extended plasmas for efficienthigh-order harmonic generation. 2.2. Enhanced harmonic generation usingdifferent second-harmonic sources for the two-color pump of extendedlaser-produced plasmas. 2.3. Modification of modulated plasma plumes. 2.4.Characterization of the high-order harmonics of 64 fs pulses generated inextended plasma plumes. 2.5. Concluding comments. References.

3. Quasi-phase-matching of harmonics in laser-producedplasmas.

3.1. Perforated target ablation for the formation of themodulated plasma for quasi-phase-matched harmonic generation. 3.2.Quasi-phase-matching of harmonics using the variable multi-jet plasmas. 3.3.QPM-induced enhancement of HHG during two-color pump of multi-jet plasmas. 3.4.Peculiarities of QPM harmonics using different targets and pump schemes. 3.5.Influence of plasma jet sizes and pulse energies on the characteristics of QPMharmonics. 3.6. Concluding comments. References.

4. Peculiarities of the HHG in the extended plasmas producedon the surfaces of different materials.

4.1. Harmonic generation in the plasmas produced on the5-mm-long crystal surfaces. 4.2. Application of the laser plasmas produced onthe extended surfaces of elemental semiconductors. 4.3. Application of carboncluster-contained extended plasmas for the high-order harmonic generation ofultrashort pulses. 4.4. Morphology of laser-produced carbon nanoparticleplasmas and high-order harmonic generation of ultrashort pulses in extendedclustered media. 4.5. Graphene-contained extended plasma: a medium for thecoherent extreme ultraviolet light generation. 4.6. Concluding comments. References.

5. New opportunities of extended plasma induced harmonicgeneration.

5.1. Third and fourth harmonics generation in laser-inducedperiodic plasmas. 5.2. Resonance-enhanced harmonics generated in nanoparticleand monomer plasmas. 5.3. Electron density measurements in laser-producedplasma using the nonlinear optical method. 5.4. Concluding comments. References.

6. Harmonic characterization using different HHG schemes.

6. 1. Characterization of the high-order harmonics generatedin the extended plasmas. 6.2. Low- and high-order harmonic generation in theextended plasmas produced by laser ablation of zinc and manganese targets. 6.3Application of double femtosecond pulses for plasma harmonic generation. 6.4.Concluding comments. References.

Summary: achievements and perspectives.