Factors influencing the temporal characteristics of coherent wake field harmonic emission from solid surfaces

Rainer Hörlein, Yutaka Nomura, Sergey G. Rykovanov, Ferenc Krausz, George D. Tsakiris

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Abstract

The temporal characteristics of the harmonic emission from solid targets irradiated with intense laser pulses is examined in detail. In the case where the CoherentWake Emission mechanism is dominant it is found that indeed the harmonics thus produced possess a frequency chirp resulting in non Fourier-Transform-Limited pulses. A simple model explains the underlying physics while Particle-In-Cell simulations support the conclusions drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventHarnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 Apr 200923 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7359
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceHarnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period21/04/0923/04/09

Keywords

  • Attosecond pulse generation
  • Harmonic emission
  • Laser-plasma interaction

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