High-order harmonic generation by conduction electrons in carbon nanotube ropes

G. Ya Slepyan*, S. A. Maksimenko, V. P. Kalosha, A. V. Gusakov, J. Herrmann

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Theoretical investigation of high-order harmonic generation by metallic carbon nanotubes exposed to an intense ultrashort pulse was done in the semiclassical approximation. The results showed efficient generation of high-order harmonics with intensities falling down with harmonic number, due to the high density of conduction electrons in metallic carbon nanotubes and the specific dispersion law inherent in hexagonal crystalline structure. Phase matching for different harmonics in parallel-alligned carbon nanotubes was also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053808
Pages (from-to)538081-5380810
Number of pages4842730
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes


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