Optimizing the ionization and energy absorption of laser-irradiated clusters

  title={Optimizing the ionization and energy absorption of laser-irradiated clusters},
  author={M. Kundu and Dieter Bauer},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
It is known that rare-gas or metal clusters absorb incident laser energy very efficiently. However, due to the intricate dependencies on all the laser and cluster parameters, it is difficult to predict under which circumstances ionization and energy absorption are optimal. With the help of three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of xenon clusters (up to 17256 atoms), it is shown that for a given laser pulse energy and cluster, an optimum wavelength exists that corresponds to the… 

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