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Title: Spatial Properties of High-Order Harmonic Beams from Plasma Mirrors: A Ptychographic Study

Abstract

Spatial properties of high-order harmonic beams produced by high-intensity laser-matter interactions carry rich information on the physics of the generation process, and their detailed understanding is essential for applications of these light beams. We present a thorough study of these properties in the case of harmonic generation from plasma mirrors, up to the relativistic interaction regime. In situ ptychographic measurements of the amplitude and phase spatial profiles of the different harmonic orders in the target plane are presented, as a function of the key interaction parameters. These measurements are used to validate analytical models of the harmonic spatial phase in different generation regimes, and to benchmark ultrahigh-order Maxwell solvers of particle-in-cell simulation codes.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1]
  1. Univ. Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France). LIDYL, CEA, CNRS
  2. Univ. Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France). LIDYL, CEA, CNRS; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1544364
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 15; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Leblanc, A., Monchocé, S., Vincenti, H., Kahaly, S., Vay, J. -L., and Quéré, F. Spatial Properties of High-Order Harmonic Beams from Plasma Mirrors: A Ptychographic Study. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.155001.
Leblanc, A., Monchocé, S., Vincenti, H., Kahaly, S., Vay, J. -L., & Quéré, F. Spatial Properties of High-Order Harmonic Beams from Plasma Mirrors: A Ptychographic Study. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.155001.
Leblanc, A., Monchocé, S., Vincenti, H., Kahaly, S., Vay, J. -L., and Quéré, F. Sun . "Spatial Properties of High-Order Harmonic Beams from Plasma Mirrors: A Ptychographic Study". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.155001.
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author = {Leblanc, A. and Monchocé, S. and Vincenti, H. and Kahaly, S. and Vay, J. -L. and Quéré, F.},
abstractNote = {Spatial properties of high-order harmonic beams produced by high-intensity laser-matter interactions carry rich information on the physics of the generation process, and their detailed understanding is essential for applications of these light beams. We present a thorough study of these properties in the case of harmonic generation from plasma mirrors, up to the relativistic interaction regime. In situ ptychographic measurements of the amplitude and phase spatial profiles of the different harmonic orders in the target plane are presented, as a function of the key interaction parameters. These measurements are used to validate analytical models of the harmonic spatial phase in different generation regimes, and to benchmark ultrahigh-order Maxwell solvers of particle-in-cell simulation codes.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.155001},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 15,
volume = 119,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
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