Simple model of dephasing for high-order harmonic generation in solids

Gianfranco Orlando, Tak San Ho, Shih I. Chu

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We analyze high-order harmonic generation (HHG) in a disordered semiconductor within the context of the Anderson model of disorder. Employing the theoretical methods pioneered for the study of disordered metals, we show that disorder is a source of ultrafast dephasing of the HHG signal in semiconductors. Furthermore, it is shown that the dephasing effect induced by disorder on HHG spectra depends on both strength and correlation length of the disorder and very weakly on the frequency and intensity of the laser. Our results suggest that HHG has the potential to be a new spectroscopic tool for the analysis of disordered solids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1540-1549
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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