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Laser frequency shifts in picosecond laser-produced plasmas
Author(s): Otto L. Landen
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Paper Abstract

The evolution of density profiles in picosecond laser plasmas have been inferred from frequency shifts of reflected probe laser beams. The frequency shifts are caused by two mechanisms: hydrodynamic expansion and ionization front motion. Both time-resolved expansion velocities and ionization rates are presented for plasmas produced by 1 0 Wcm2, 1 ps, 580 nm laser irradiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1229, Femtosecond to Nanosecond High-Intensity Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18662
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Otto L. Landen, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1229:
Femtosecond to Nanosecond High-Intensity Lasers and Applications
E. Michael Campbell, Editor(s)

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