High harmonic generation in plasmas by relativistic Thomson scattering

Sudeep Banerjee, A. R. Valenzuela, R. C. Shah, A. Maksimchuk, D. Umstadter

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Generation of high-order harmonics in plasmas using relativistic Thomson scattering was demonstrated. Experiments were performed with a Nd:glass laser with a peak intensity I=1018Wcm-2 interacting with an underdense plasma. In the spectrum the horizontal axis denoted wavelength and the vertical axis was proportional to the spatial extent of the emission. It was found that the harmonics were emitted as a beam in the forward direction with a narrow cone angle (2-3 degrees).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002) - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 19 2002May 24 2002


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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