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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1992
  • pp: 2032–2040

Ionization-induced frequency shifts in intense femtosecond laser pulses

B. M. Penetrante, J. N. Bardsley, W. M. Wood, C. W. Siders, and M. C. Downer  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 9, Issue 11, pp. 2032-2040 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.9.002032


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Abstract

Electromagnetic plasma computer simulations are used to analyze the frequency shifts caused by the ionization of atmospheric-density noble gases during interaction with intense femtosecond laser pulses; the results are presented and compared with experimental data. The simulations trace the temporal evolution of plasma growth during the femtosecond ionizing pulse and calculate the resulting self-induced blue shift of the ionizing pulse spectrum. Variations with pulse intensity, gas pressure, and gas species are calculated. The relative contributions of strong-field ionization and electron-impact ionization on the frequency shifts are discussed. The simulations provide qualitative explanations of most of the features observed experimentally in the blue-shifted spectra. The technique of spectral blue shifting intense femtosecond laser pulses provides a new diagnostic tool for studying strong-field ionization and laser-induced breakdown in dense plasmas.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 1992
Published: November 1, 1992

Citation
B. M. Penetrante, W. M. Wood, C. W. Siders, J. N. Bardsley, and M. C. Downer, "Ionization-induced frequency shifts in intense femtosecond laser pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 2032-2040 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-9-11-2032

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