High-order harmonic generation at a repetition rate of 100 kHz
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Physical Review A, ISSN: 1050-2947, Vol: 68, Issue: 1, Page: 8-null
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- Physics and Astronomy; PHASE-MATCHED GENERATION; SOFT X-RAYS; RARE-GASES; HIGH-RESOLUTION; LASER-PULSES; RADIATION; IONIZATION; COHERENCE; ATOMS; Optics; Physics
We report high-order harmonic generation (HHG) in rare gases using a femtosecond laser system with a very high repetition rate (100 kHz) and low pulse energy [Formula Presented] To our knowledge, this is the highest repetition rate reported to date for HHG. The tight focusing geometry required to reach sufficiently high intensities implies low efficiency of the process. Harmonics up to the 45th order are nevertheless generated and detected. We show evidence of clear separation and selection of quantum trajectories by moving the gas jet with respect to the focus, in agreement with the theoretical predictions of the semiclassical model of HHG. © 2003 The American Physical Society.