The phase relationship between an induced atomic dipole moment and a driving laser field is an essential aspect of high harmonic generation (HHG) in a dense medium. A “phase-matching” criterion must be fulfilled to obtain coherent amplification of harmonic radiation, which is critical for practical HHG. We have performed numerical calculations on model atoms to survey the intensity dependence of the phase in the case of strong one- or two-frequency laser fields. The calculations show that multiphoton resonances significantly affect the yield of harmonic generation and that in the “plateau” regime, the phases exhibit only weak dependence upon the intensity of the driving field.
|Number of pages
|Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
|Published - 1996
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics