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Origin and Implication of Ellipticity in High-order Harmonic Generation from Aligned Molecules
Physical Review A
  • S. Ramakrishna
  • P. A. J. Sherrat
  • Anthony D. Dutoi, University of the Pacific
  • Tamar Seidman, Northwestern University
Document Type
Article
Department
Chemistry
DOI
10.1103/PhysRevA.81.021802
Publication Date
2-1-2010
Abstract
We address theoretically and numerically the possibility of observing ellipticity in high-order harmonic generation (HHG) from aligned molecules driven by linearly polarized fields—a subject of controversy in the recent literature with significant implications. To that end we develop a numerical method for solution of the electronic dynamics and extend a recently developed theory of HHG from aligned molecules. Our numerical results are in good agreement with recent experimental data. The theory explains analytically several observations of polarization experiments. We note the conditions under which ellipticity can be observed and the information content of elliptically polarized harmonics regarding the molecular system.
Citation Information
S. Ramakrishna, P. A. J. Sherrat, Anthony D. Dutoi and Tamar Seidman. "Origin and Implication of Ellipticity in High-order Harmonic Generation from Aligned Molecules" Physical Review A Vol. 81 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 021802-1 - 021802-4 ISSN: 2469-9926
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anthony-dutoi/65/