Journal of Russian Laser Research

, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 474–485 | Cite as

Penetration of Electromagnetic Radiation in Plasma Produced by Multiphoton Ionization

  • K. Yu. Vagin
  • T. V. Mamontova
  • S. A. UryupinEmail author


We investigate the interaction between a test monochromatic wave and semibounded plasma formed by multiphoton ionization of gas atoms. Under conditions where photoelectron distribution is isotropic and has a narrow peak in energy, the field in the plasma is represented by two contributions. The first of them arises from a pole in the complex plane of wave numbers and decays exponentially deeper into plasma. The second contribution comes from banks of the cut in the same plane and leads to a power-law decrease of the field under conditions of the anomalous skin effect. We obtain analytical expressions for the field under conditions of high-frequency and anomalous skin effects and find the surface impedance and absorption coefficient.


field penetration multiphoton ionization surface impedance skin effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Yu. Vagin
    • 1
  • T. V. Mamontova
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. A. Uryupin
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research Nuclear University MEPhIMoscowRussia

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