Accession Number : ADP007083

Title :   Reversible Multiphoton Ionization of Gases Observed by a Femtosecond Pump/Probe Schlieren Imaging Technique,

Corporate Author : ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE PALAISEAU (FRANCE) LAB DE PHYSIQUE DES MILIEUX IONISES

Personal Author(s) : Geindre, J. P. ; Audebert, P. ; Gauthier, J. C. ; Benattar, R. ; Mysyrowicz, A.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Using femtosecond time-resolved Schlieren imaging, we observe a light-induced reversible plasma-like change of the refractive index of a gas during optical irradiation by 80 fs laser pulses.

Descriptors :   *PHOTOIONIZATION, PHOTONS, PULSED LASERS, COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, GAS IONIZATION, SCHLIEREN PHOTOGRAPHY, OPTICAL IMAGES, DYE LASERS, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, COHERENT RADIATION, LASER BEAMS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE