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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5413–5423

A modified rate equation for the propagation of a femtosecond laser pulse in field-ionizing medium

Cheng-Xin Yu, Shi-Bing Liu, Xiao-Fang Shu, Hai-Ying Song, and Zhi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5413-5423 (2013)

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A recombination rate of electron-ion in the strong-field atomic process is phenomenologically introduced into the ionization rate equation, and therefrom an ionization and recombination rates equation (IRRE) is obtained. By using the extended IRRE, the propagation equation of an intense femtosecond laser pulse in the gaseous medium is re-derived. Some new physical behaviors and characteristics caused by the introduced recombination rate are discussed in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2013
Published: February 26, 2013

Cheng-Xin Yu, Shi-Bing Liu, Xiao-Fang Shu, Hai-Ying Song, and Zhi Yang, "A modified rate equation for the propagation of a femtosecond laser pulse in field-ionizing medium," Opt. Express 21, 5413-5423 (2013)

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