Proc. SPIE. 9142, Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics: Optical Imaging, Remote Sensing, and Laser-Matter Interaction 2013
KEYWORDS: Femtosecond phenomena, Argon, Chemical species, Molecules, X-rays, Ionization, Extreme ultraviolet, High harmonic generation, Harmonic generation, Molecular lasers
We experimentally study high harmonic generation from elliptically polarized femtosecond laser pulses. The harmonic intensity as a function of laser ellipticity is measured. We show that the atomic ellipticity dependence is stronger than the molecular dependence.