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Applied Physics B

, Volume 82, Issue 3, pp 377–382 | Cite as

Low-density plasma channels generated by femtosecond pulses

  • N. Vujičić
  • H. Skenderović
  • T. Ban
  • D. Aumiler
  • G. Pichler
Article

Abstract

We present an investigation of the plasma channel formed along the trail of an intense femtosecond (fs) laser pulse propagating through helium, air and nitrogen at low pressures. The lifetime of the generated plasma channel of up to 60 μs was measured. We determined the electron-attachment mechanism as a dominant mechanism for the plasma relaxation. The initial electron densities, electron-attachment coefficients and plasma channel conductivity for different experimental conditions were obtained.

Keywords

Ionization Chamber Femtosecond Pulse Plasma Channel Electron Attachment Initial Electron Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Vujičić
    • 1
  • H. Skenderović
    • 1
  • T. Ban
    • 1
  • D. Aumiler
    • 1
  • G. Pichler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsZagrebCroatia

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