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Harmonic generation in plasma optical waveguide

Objective



We propose to generate of ultrashort laser pulse harmonic radiation in a plasma optical waveguide generated by a preceeding laser pulse. The key idea is to increase the interaction length. We expect a good conversion efficiency since phase matching can be achieved in the plasma waveguide even in the presence of free electrons.
We plan to create optical channels by sending a first laser pulse on lithium atoms, singly ionizing them. A second pulse is injected in the formed channel in order to produce high order harmonics. We hope to extend the harmonic spectrum to unprecedently short wavelengths of coherent radiation than al- ready observed, due to the high intensity that can be tolerated by Li+.

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)

Coordinator

FOUNDATION FOR FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH ON MATTER
Address
407,Kruislaan 407
1098 AJ Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Belgium