Applied Physics B

, Volume 72, Issue 3, pp 343–347

Measurements of multiphoton ionization coefficients with ultrashort ultraviolet laser pulses

Authors

  • J. Schwarz
    • The University of New Mexico, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Center for High Technology Materials, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA (Fax: +1-505/277-4026, E-mail: jcdiels@unm.edu)
  • P. Rambo
    • The University of New Mexico, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Center for High Technology Materials, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA (Fax: +1-505/277-4026, E-mail: jcdiels@unm.edu)
  • J.C. Diels
    • The University of New Mexico, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Center for High Technology Materials, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA (Fax: +1-505/277-4026, E-mail: jcdiels@unm.edu)

DOI: 10.1007/s003400100496

Cite this article as:
Schwarz, J., Rambo, P. & Diels, J. Appl Phys B (2001) 72: 343. doi:10.1007/s003400100496

Abstract.

Multiphoton ionization coefficients of atmospheric gases were measured with ultrashort ultraviolet laser pulses. The values were obtained using two different experimental setups and the pressure range covered four orders of magnitude. The coefficients were pressure-independent and consistent with numbers predicted by the nonresonant Keldysh theory.

PACS: 33.80.R; 52.25.J

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