Ignition of Doped Helium Nanodroplets in Intense Few-Cycle Laser Pulses

  • S. R. Krishnan
  • L. Fechner
  • M. Kremer
  • V. Sharma
  • B. Fischer
  • N. Camus
  • J. Jha
  • M. Krishnamurthy
  • T. Pfeifer
  • R. Moshammer
  • J. Ullrich
  • F. Stienkemeier
  • M. Mudrich
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)

Abstract

The ultra-fast dynamics of He nanodroplets (103–105 atoms) in intense (17 ×1014 W/cm2), few-cycle (∼10 fs), infrared (∼790 nm) laser pulses has been investigated as a function of the number of dopant rare-gas atoms, the laser intensity and the rare-gas species. We find the “ignition” behaviour predicted by theory for 20 fs resulting in the complete ionisation and disintegration of the droplet, otherwise entirely transparent, initiated by just a few, less than 5 dopant atoms.

Keywords

Dopant Atom Resonant Absorption Intense Laser Pulse Helium Droplet Seed Electron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Krishnan
    • 1
  • L. Fechner
    • 1
  • M. Kremer
    • 1
  • V. Sharma
    • 1
  • B. Fischer
    • 1
  • N. Camus
    • 1
  • J. Jha
    • 2
  • M. Krishnamurthy
    • 2
  • T. Pfeifer
    • 1
  • R. Moshammer
    • 1
  • J. Ullrich
    • 1
  • F. Stienkemeier
    • 3
  • M. Mudrich
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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