High-harmonic generation in solids

U. Huttner, M. Hohenleutner, F. Langer, O. Schubert, M. Knorr, R. Huber, Stephan W Koch, M. Kira

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A microscopic theory is presented to describe high-harmonic generation in solids with the semiconductor-Bloch equations. The approach includes the relevant interband polarizations and intraband currents. The appearance of even harmonic orders is shown to require at least three electronic bands and a mutual interband coupling between them. In experimental and theoretical time-resolved studies, this also manifests as a unipolar emission signature of the high-harmonic radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XX
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419818
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XX - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2016Feb 18 2016


OtherUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco



  • High-harmonic generation
  • microscopic theory
  • nonperturbative excitations
  • THz-excitations
  • ultrafast processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Huttner, U., Hohenleutner, M., Langer, F., Schubert, O., Knorr, M., Huber, R., Koch, S. W., & Kira, M. (2016). High-harmonic generation in solids. In Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XX (Vol. 9746). [974607] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2207870