Single pass high harmonic generation at 20.8 MHz repetition rate

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Vernaleken A, Weitenberg J, Sartorius T, Russbueldt P, Schneider W, Stebbings SL, Kling MF, Hommelhoff P, Hoffmann HD, Poprawe R, Krausz F, Hänsch TW, Udem T
Journal: Optics Letters
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 36
Pages range: 3428-3430
ISSN: 0146-9592


We report on single-pass high-harmonic generation (HHG) with amplified driving laser pulses at a repetition rate of 20.8 MHz. An Yb:YAG Innoslab amplifier system provides 35 fs pulses with 20W average power at 1030nm after external pulse compression. Following tight focusing into a xenon gas jet, we observe the generation of high-harmonic radiation of up to the seventeenth order. Our results show that state-of-the-art amplifier systems have become a promising alternative to cavity-assisted HHG for applications that require high repetition rates, such as frequency comb spectroscopy in the extreme UV. © 2011 Optical Society of America.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Hommelhoff, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik

External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) / Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen

How to cite

Vernaleken, A., Weitenberg, J., Sartorius, T., Russbueldt, P., Schneider, W., Stebbings, S.L.,... Udem, T. (2011). Single pass high harmonic generation at 20.8 MHz repetition rate. Optics Letters, 36, 3428-3430.

Vernaleken, Andreas, et al. "Single pass high harmonic generation at 20.8 MHz repetition rate." Optics Letters 36 (2011): 3428-3430.


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