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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 16866–16871

Measuring easily electron plasma densities in gases produced by ultrashort lasers and filaments

D. Abdollahpour, S. Suntsov, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 16866-16871 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.016866


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Abstract

We present an easy way to calibrate the simple plasma conductivity (PCo) technique for measuring electron plasma densities in gases. We show that calibration can be achieved using a single absolute plasma density measurement through an independent analytical technique, in our case the in-line holographic microscopy (i-HOM). We show the validity and power of the method by comparing the calibrated PCo with results from i-HOM over an extended range of experimental parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
(280.5395) Remote sensing and sensors : Plasma diagnostics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

Citation
D. Abdollahpour, S. Suntsov, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, "Measuring easily electron plasma densities in gases produced by ultrashort lasers and filaments," Opt. Express 19, 16866-16871 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-16866


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