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Title: Spatial coherence measurements of non-resonant and resonant high harmonics generated in laser ablation plumes

We present measurements of the spatial coherence of the high-order harmonics generated in laser-produced ablation plumes. Harmonics were generated using 4 fs, 775 nm pulses with peak intensity 3 × 10{sup 14} W cm{sup −2}. Double-slit fringe visibilities in the range of ≈0.6–0.75 were measured for non-resonant harmonics in carbon and resonantly enhanced harmonics in zinc and indium. These are somewhat higher than the visibility obtained for harmonics generated in argon gas under similar conditions. This is attributed to lower time-dependent ionization of the plasma ablation targets compared to argon during the high harmonics generation process.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)
  2. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22275687
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABLATION; ARGON; CARBON; HARMONICS; INDIUM; IONIZATION; LASERS; TIME DEPENDENCE; ZINC