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Published in Physical Review Letters 102, 243901 (June 19, 2009); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.243901 Copyright 2009 American Physical Society. Used by permission. URL:
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A closed-form analytic formula for high-order harmonic generation (HHG) rates for atoms (that generalizes an HHG formula for negative ions [M.V. Frolov et al., J. Phys. B 42, 035601 (2009)]) is used to study laser wavelength scaling of the HHG yield for harmonic energies in the cutoff region of the HHG plateau. We predict increases of the harmonic power for HHG by Ar, Kr, and Xe with increasing wavelength λ over atom-specific intervals of λ in the infrared region, λ ~ (0.8–2.0) μm.

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