High harmonic generation of X-rays by carbon nanotubes

Ofir E. Alon, Vitali Averbukh, Nimrod Moiseyev

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The dynamical symmetry method is applied to the formulation of the selection rules for the high harmonic generation spectra. Results show that a planar molecular target of the N-th order symmetry axis emits only kN±1-th (k = 1, 2, ..) harmonics of the incidence laser frequency. The method is extended beyond the dipole approximation and is applied to single wall carbon nanotubes interacting with a circularly polarized laser field. Results show that the carbon nanotubes can be excellent systems for the selective generation of high harmonics, up to the X-ray regime.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sep 200015 Sep 2000


Conference2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000)
CityNice, France

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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