Intra- and Interband Transitions in High-Order Harmonic Generation from Solids

  • Xue-Bin BianEmail author
  • Tao-Yuan Du
  • Guang-Rui Jia
  • Xiao-Huan Huang
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 118)


We introduced a quasi-classical step-by-step model for interband transitions in the k space to reveal the mechanisms of high-order harmonic generation (HHG) in solids. The ultrafast dynamics are also investigated in the real space by solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equations. The inter- and intraband dynamics in k space correspond to the local and global oscillations of the Bloch electron wave packet in the coordinate space moving at phase and group velocities, respectively. Their contributions can be controlled by different laser parameters, such as chirp, pulse duration, carrier-envelope phase, two-color field, and so on. We also introduced an efficient way to enhance the yield of HHG in inhomogeneous laser fields below the damage threshold.



The authors thank Zhong Guan, Xiao-Xin Zhou, Hui-Hui Yang, Cheng Gong, Tian-Jiao Shao, Ling-Jie Lv and Ming-Hu Yuan very much for valuable discussions. This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Grants No. 21501055, and No. 11674363), and NSFC-FRQNT Exchange Program (Grant No.11811520120).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xue-Bin Bian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tao-Yuan Du
    • 1
  • Guang-Rui Jia
    • 1
  • Xiao-Huan Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular PhysicsWuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina
  2. 2.Hubei Key Laboratory of Pollutant Analysis and Reuse TechnologyCollege of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hubei Normal UniversityHuangshiChina

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