Measuring easily electron plasma densities in gases produced by ultrashort lasers and filaments

D. Abdollahpour, S. Suntsov, D. G. Papazoglou, Stylianos Tzortzakis

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We present an easy way to calibrate the simple plasma conductivity (PCo) technique for measuring electron plasma densities in gases. We show that calibration can be achieved using a single absolute plasma density measurement through an independent analytical technique, in our case the in-line holographic microscopy (i-HOM). We show the validity and power of the method by comparing the calibrated PCo with results from i-HOM over an extended range of experimental parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16866-16871
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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