New Approaches in Frequency Conversion of Laser Radiation in Plasma Plumes


Recent studies of plasma harmonic generation are reviewed. We show the advances of this technique for generation of coherent ultrashort pulses in the extreme ultraviolet range. Among the achievements highlighted in this review are the comparative experimental and theoretical studies of high-order harmonic generation in silver plasma, isolated subfemtosecond pulse generation in Mn plasma ablation, stable generation of high-order harmonics of femtosecond laser radiation from laser produced plasma plumes at 1 kHz pulse repetition rate, and high-order harmonic generation in fullerenes using few- and multi-cycle pulses of different wavelengths. We show that new developments of plasma harmonic studies can lead to the creation of an attractive field of laser ablation induced high-order harmonic generation spectroscopy.

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R. Ganeev, "New Approaches in Frequency Conversion of Laser Radiation in Plasma Plumes," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 259-277. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.34041.

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