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Free electron generation in laser-irradiated dielectrics
Author(s): B. Rethfeld
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Paper Abstract

We study the mechanisms of ultrafast free-electron generation in laser-irradiated dielectrics. The transient free-electron density in laser-irradiated dielectrics is calculated with a widely applicable new model, the multiple rate equation. The system of simple rate equations keeps track of the nonstationary electron energy distribution. We clarify the role of different ionization processes in dependence on laser pulse duration and intensity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6259, ICONO 2005: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena, 62590C (14 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.677874
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B. Rethfeld, Univ. of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6259:
ICONO 2005: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena
Konstantin Drabovich; Vladimir Makarov; Yuen-Ron Shen, Editor(s)

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