Europhys. Lett.
Volume 48, Number 4, November 1999
Page(s) 390 - 396
Section Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics
Published online 01 September 2002
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i1999-00495-1

Europhys. Lett, 48 (4), pp. 390-396 (1999)

Polarization of harmonics generated by ultrashort
KrF-laser pulses on solid surfaces

G. Veres 1, J. S. Bakos 1, I. B. Földes 1, K. Gál 2, Z. Juhász 2
G. Kocsis 1 and S. Szatmári 2

1 KFKI-Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics - H-1525 Budapest, Hungary
2 JATE University, Department of Experimental Physics - H-6720 Szeged, Hungary

(received 28 June 1999; accepted in final form 13 September 1999)

PACS. 42.65Ky - Harmonic generation, frequency conversion.
PACS. 52.50Jm - Plasma production and heating by laser beams.
PACS. 52.25Qt - Emission, absorption, and scattering of ultraviolet radiation.


The polarization of second and third harmonics of 15 mJ, 700 fs, 248 nm KrF laser pulses has been measured with a three-mirror reflection polarization analyser for different target materials at both S- and P-polarized incident laser light. The polarization of the detected harmonics has been found to follow the polarization of the laser beam. A simple analytical, theoretical model is given which partly explains the results.


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