Nonlinearity and ionization in Xe: experiment-based calibration of a numerical model

J. Tolliver, S. Zahedpour, J. K. Wahlstrand, H. M. Milchberg, M. Kolesik

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Recently proposed universality of the nonlinear response is put to the test and used to improve a previously designed model for xenon. Utilizing accurate measurements resolving the nonlinear polarization and ionization in time and space, we calibrate the scaling parameters of the model and demonstrate agreement with several experiments spanning the intensity range relevant for applications in nonlinear optics at near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths. Applications to other species including small molecules are discussed, suggesting a self-consistent way to calibrate light–matter interaction models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5780-5783
Number of pages4
JournalOptics letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 15 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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