Vol. 27 No. 2 (2017)
Invited Papers

Perturbative Nonlinear Optics in the Extreme Ultraviolet Region

Lap Van Dao
Centre for Quantum and Optical Science, Swinburne University of Technology
Peter Hannaford
Centre for Quantum and Optical Science, Swinburne University of Technology

Published 24-08-2017


  • laser applications,
  • nonlinear optics,
  • high-order harmonic generation

How to Cite

Dao, L. V., & Hannaford, P. (2017). Perturbative Nonlinear Optics in the Extreme Ultraviolet Region. Communications in Physics, 27(2), 97. https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/27/2/9217


We report the investigation of the wave-mixing process with two multiple-cycle pulses having incommensurate frequencies (at 1400 nm and 800 nm). With a collinear and non-collinear configuration of the two beams, a different extreme ultraviolet (XUV) mixing field can be created at low intensity of the 800 nm field. For a high intensity of the second laser pulse we are able to amplify the XUV radiation. We show that the dynamics of the free electrons can be revealed from the frequency mixing process.


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