High harmonic generation of soft X-rays by carbon nanotubes

Ofir E. Alon, Vitali Averbukh, Nimrod Moiseyev

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We extend the method for the formulation of selection rules for high harmonic generation spectra [Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 3743 (1998)] beyond the dipole approximation and apply it to single-walled carbon nanotubes interacting with a circularly polarized laser field. Our results show that the carbon nanotubes can be excellent systems for a selective generation of high harmonics, up to the soft x-ray regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5218-5221
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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