Springer Theses

Theory of Nonlinear Propagation of High Harmonics Generated in a Gaseous Medium

Authors: Jin, Cheng

  • Nominated by Kansas State University, USA, as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Aids direct experimentalists in identifying optimal conditions for efficient high-order harmonics generation
  • Provides a developed software package that allows realistic simulations of high-order harmonics spectra in a medium that can be directly compared to measurements
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Theory of Nonlinear Propagation of High Harmonics Generated in a Gaseous Medium establishes the theoretical tools to study High-Order Harmonic Generation (HHG) by intense ultrafast infrared lasers in atoms and molecules. The macroscopic propagation of both laser and high-harmonic fields is taken into account by solving Maxwell's wave equations, while the single-atom or single-molecule response is treated with a quantitative rescattering theory by solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation.

This book demonstrates for the first time that observed experimental HHG spectra of atoms and molecules can be accurately reproduced theoretically when precise experimental conditions are known. The macroscopic HHG can be expressed as a product of a macroscopic wave packet and a photorecombination cross section, where the former depends on laser and experimental conditions while the latter is the property of target atoms or molecules. The factorization makes it possible to retrieve microscopically atomic or molecular structure information from the measured macroscopic HHG spectra.

This book also investigates other important issues about HHG, such as contributions from multiple molecular orbitals, the minimum in the HHG spectrum, the spatial mode of laser beams, and the generation of an isolated attosecond pulse. Additionally, this book presents the photoelectron angular distribution of aligned molecules ionized by the HHG light.

About the authors

Dr. Cheng Jin received his Ph.D. in Physics from Kansas State University in May 2012. He received the K-State Physics Meritorious Graduate Research Award for 2011-2012, and received recognition for significant contributions to knowledge base by K-State’s Graduate Student Council in 2010.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to High-Order Harmonic Generation

    Jin, Cheng

    Pages 1-23

  • Theoretical Tools

    Jin, Cheng

    Pages 25-44

  • Medium Propagation Effects in High-Order Harmonic Generation of Ar

    Jin, Cheng

    Pages 45-61

  • Comparison of High-Order Harmonic Generation of Ar Using a Truncated Bessel or a Gaussian Beam

    Jin, Cheng

    Pages 63-76

  • Generation of an Isolated Attosecond Pulse in the Far Field by Spatial Filtering with an Intense Few-Cycle Mid-infrared Laser

    Jin, Cheng

    Pages 77-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory of Nonlinear Propagation of High Harmonics Generated in a Gaseous Medium
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01625-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01625-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01624-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34610-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 159
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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