Accession Number : AD1053626

Title :   Ultrafast Electron Plasma Index: An Ionization Perspective

Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author : University of Central Florida Orlando United States

Personal Author(s) : Razeghi,Manijeh ; Akyurtlu,Alkim ; Kar,Arvinda ; Bingham,Robert ; Vlahovic,Branislav

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Report Date : 29 May 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In the case of gases weakly ionized with ultra-short pulses, the electrons that follow the laser field are neither bound nor free. This review paper presents a simple approach to calculate the electron index based on a known electron motion in a non-relativistic regime. This basic approach does not neglect the time varying index. This review is an effort to capture concepts of the transient electron index, like the electron index created in the laser filamentation.

Descriptors :   laser pulses , refractive index , electromagnetic fields , refraction , ionization , free electrons , optical properties , frequency , electron density , barometric pressure , LASER PULSES , plasmas (physics)

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE