Ponderomotive steepening in short-scale-length laser-plasmas

D. Umstadter, X. Liu

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We report experimental results indicating that the ponderomotive force may significantly impede the thermal expansion of even an extremely short density scale length plasma, one in which d < λ, the laser wavelength. This limit is studied experimentally by using short-pulse (400 fs and 1 ps )lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena VIII
PublisherPubl by Springer-Verlag GmbH & Company KG
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)3540564756
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena - Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France
Duration: Jun 8 1992Jun 12 1992


ConferenceProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
CityAntibes Juan-Les-Pins, France


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Umstadter, D., & Liu, X. (1993). Ponderomotive steepening in short-scale-length laser-plasmas. In Ultrafast Phenomena VIII (55 ed., pp. 293-295). Publ by Springer-Verlag GmbH & Company KG.