20 September 2012 Peculiarities of the electron avalanche for the case of relatively large photon energy
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We applied a Monte Carlo simulation for studies of single-shot laser-induced breakdown in pure transparent dielectrics for the case when the photon energy is close to or exceeds mean electron energy. Avalanche ionization rate dependence on intensity was obtained by solving both the kinetic Fokker-Planck type equation and the quantum kinetic equation. Threshold scaling with pulse width was obtained in the range from 3 ps to 30 ns for several values of laser frequency and initial lattice temperature. Lattice heating influence (during the laser pulse action) on avalanche ionization rate was studied.
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Alexandre M. Nikiforov, Alexandre M. Nikiforov, Alexander S. Epifanov, Alexander S. Epifanov, Sergey V. Garnov, Sergey V. Garnov, } "Peculiarities of the electron avalanche for the case of relatively large photon energy," Optical Engineering 51(12), 121813 (20 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.12.121813 . Submission:
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