Soft-X-Ray Harmonics in the Water Window

  • Andy Rundquist
  • Zenghu Chang
  • Haiwen Wang
  • Erik Zeek
  • Margaret Murnane
  • Henry Kapteyn

Abstract

Over the last decade, much attention has been devoted to the generation and understanding of the process of high-order harmonic generation (HHG).1–5 The potential applications for extremely short-duration (~fs), coherent, VUV and soft-x-ray radiation are numerous.6–9 For in-vitro biological imaging in particular, there has been a need for a compact source of radiation in the so called “water window” region, between the carbon and oxygen K-edges, where water is less absorbing than carbon. In this work we report on our efforts to extend the excellent qualities of high-harmonic generation as a radiation source into the water window region.

Keywords

Harmonic Generation Michelson Interferometer Harmonic Spectrum High Ionization Potential Harmonic Peak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andy Rundquist
    • 1
  • Zenghu Chang
    • 1
  • Haiwen Wang
    • 1
  • Erik Zeek
    • 1
  • Margaret Murnane
    • 1
  • Henry Kapteyn
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center for Ultrafast Optical ScienceThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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