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Maximizing energy deposition by shaping few-cycle laser pulses

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Patas, Alexander
Matthews, Mary Rebecca
Lindinger, Albrecht
Published in Journal of Physics. B, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2018, vol. 51, no. 13, p. 135402
Abstract We experimentally investigate the impact of pulse shape on the dynamics of laser-generated plasma in rare gases. Fast-rising triangular pulses with a slower decay lead to early ionization of the air and depose energy more efficiently than their temporally reversed counterparts. As a result, in both argon and krypton, the induced shockwave as well as the plasma luminescence are stronger. This is due to an earlier availability of free electrons to undergo inverse Bremsstrahlung on the pulse trailing edge. Our results illustrate the ability of adequately tailored pulse shapes to optimize the energy deposition in gas plasmas.
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arXiv: 1806.08994
Note 11 pages, 6 figures
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Other version: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6455/aac783
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Research groups Groupe Wolf
Groupe Kasparian
ISE Pôle Sciences
ISE Pôle Informatique environnementale
Projects FNS: NCCR MUST
FNS: MHV fellowship grant number: PMPDP2-145444
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GATEAU, Julien et al. Maximizing energy deposition by shaping few-cycle laser pulses. In: Journal of Physics. B, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2018, vol. 51, n° 13, p. 135402. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:105873

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