Observation of Elliptically Polarized High Harmonic Emission from Molecules Driven by Linearly Polarized Light [chapter]

Xibin Zhou, Robynne Lock, Nick Wagner, Wen Li, Henry C. Kapteyn, Margaret M. Murnane
2006 Springer Series in Chemical Physics  
Using a metal mirror polarizer, we perform an accurate polarimetry of high harmonic emission from aligned molecules. Surprisingly, we find that harmonic emission from N 2 can be strongly elliptically polarized even when driven by linearly polarized lasers.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-95946-5_7 fatcat:cdb65fqkezglhc4fwbb7cajgru