Abstract

We demonstrate impact ionization and dissociative recombination of neon (Ne) atoms by means of seeded-electron heating and subsequent electron–atom collisions in an ultraviolet plasma grating, allowing for a substantial fraction of the neutral Ne atomic population to reside in high-lying excited states. A buffer gas with relatively low ionization potential (nitrogen or argon) was used to provide high-density seed electrons. A three-step excitation model is verified by the fluorescence emission from the impact excitation of Ne atoms.

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J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 041505 (2010).
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P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
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2009

J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 235002 (2009).
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2007

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M. N. Rolin, S. I. Shabunya, J.-C. Rostaing, and J. M. Perrin, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 16, 480 (2007).
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H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
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2006

A. Couairon, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, U. Keller, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 75 (2006).
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2005

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D. J. Flannigan and K. S. Suslick, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 044301 (2005).
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2002

André, Y.-B.

Arnold, C. L.

P. P. Kiran, S. Bagchi, S. R. Krishnan, C. L. Arnold, G. R. Kumar, and A. Couairon, Phys. Rev. A 82, 013805 (2010).
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Azarm, A.

H. L. Xu, A. Azarm, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 141111 (2011).
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Bagchi, S.

P. P. Kiran, S. Bagchi, S. R. Krishnan, C. L. Arnold, G. R. Kumar, and A. Couairon, Phys. Rev. A 82, 013805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Beaudin, G.

Bernhardt, J.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

A. Couairon, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, U. Keller, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Binhammer, T.

D. S. Steingrube, E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, M. B. Gaarde, A. Couairon, U. Morgner, and M. Kovačev, New J. Phys. 13, 043022 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bürsing, H.

Chin, S.

Chin, S. L.

H. L. Xu, A. Azarm, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 141111 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Couairon, A.

D. S. Steingrube, E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, M. B. Gaarde, A. Couairon, U. Morgner, and M. Kovačev, New J. Phys. 13, 043022 (2011).
[CrossRef]

P. P. Kiran, S. Bagchi, S. R. Krishnan, C. L. Arnold, G. R. Kumar, and A. Couairon, Phys. Rev. A 82, 013805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Couairon, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, U. Keller, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, H. Bürsing, B. Eberle, M. Krenz, D. Seiffer, and O. Vasseur, Opt. Lett. 31, 2601 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ding, L.

L. Shi, W. Li, Y. Wang, X. Lu, L. Ding, and H. Zeng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 095004 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Eberle, B.

Encrenaz, P.

Flannigan, D. J.

D. J. Flannigan and K. S. Suslick, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 044301 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Franco, M.

Gaarde, M. B.

D. S. Steingrube, E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, M. B. Gaarde, A. Couairon, U. Morgner, and M. Kovačev, New J. Phys. 13, 043022 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ge, X.

Gheudin, M.

Hao, Z.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hauri, C. P.

A. Couairon, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, U. Keller, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Helbing, F. W.

A. Couairon, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, U. Keller, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Henin, S.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ju, J.

Kamali, Y.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kasparian, J.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

A. Couairon, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, U. Keller, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kiran, P. P.

P. P. Kiran, S. Bagchi, S. R. Krishnan, C. L. Arnold, G. R. Kumar, and A. Couairon, Phys. Rev. A 82, 013805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kiselev, D.

D. Kiselev, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Appl. Phys. B 100, 515 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kornelis, W.

A. Couairon, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, U. Keller, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kovacev, M.

D. S. Steingrube, E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, M. B. Gaarde, A. Couairon, U. Morgner, and M. Kovačev, New J. Phys. 13, 043022 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Krenz, M.

Krishnan, S. R.

P. P. Kiran, S. Bagchi, S. R. Krishnan, C. L. Arnold, G. R. Kumar, and A. Couairon, Phys. Rev. A 82, 013805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kumar, G. R.

P. P. Kiran, S. Bagchi, S. R. Krishnan, C. L. Arnold, G. R. Kumar, and A. Couairon, Phys. Rev. A 82, 013805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lascoux, N.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Li, C.

Li, R.

Li, W.

L. Shi, W. Li, Y. Wang, X. Lu, L. Ding, and H. Zeng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 095004 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y.

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ling, W.

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

J. Ju, J. Liu, C. Wang, H. Sun, W. Wang, X. Ge, C. Li, S. Chin, R. Li, and Z. Xu, Opt. Lett. 37, 1214 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 229 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 041505 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 235002 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, W.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lu, X.

L. Shi, W. Li, Y. Wang, X. Lu, L. Ding, and H. Zeng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 095004 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Marceau, C.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mathieu, P.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Méchain, G.

Méjean, G.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Morgner, U.

D. S. Steingrube, E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, M. B. Gaarde, A. Couairon, U. Morgner, and M. Kovačev, New J. Phys. 13, 043022 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Munier, J.-M.

Mysyrowicz, A.

Nakaema, W. M.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Patalano, G.

Perrin, J. M.

M. N. Rolin, S. I. Shabunya, J.-C. Rostaing, and J. M. Perrin, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 16, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Petit, Y.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B.

Queisser, M.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Rohwetter, P.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Rolin, M. N.

M. N. Rolin, S. I. Shabunya, J.-C. Rostaing, and J. M. Perrin, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 16, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rostaing, J.-C.

M. N. Rolin, S. I. Shabunya, J.-C. Rostaing, and J. M. Perrin, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 16, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Roy, G.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Salamé, R.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Salmon, E.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Schulz, E.

D. S. Steingrube, E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, M. B. Gaarde, A. Couairon, U. Morgner, and M. Kovačev, New J. Phys. 13, 043022 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Seiffer, D.

Shabunya, S. I.

M. N. Rolin, S. I. Shabunya, J.-C. Rostaing, and J. M. Perrin, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 16, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shi, L.

L. Shi, W. Li, Y. Wang, X. Lu, L. Ding, and H. Zeng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 095004 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Simard, J.-R.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Simard, P. T.

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Steingrube, D. S.

D. S. Steingrube, E. Schulz, T. Binhammer, M. B. Gaarde, A. Couairon, U. Morgner, and M. Kovačev, New J. Phys. 13, 043022 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Stelmaszczyk, K.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sun, H.

Suslick, K. S.

D. J. Flannigan and K. S. Suslick, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 044301 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tzortzakis, S.

Vasseur, O.

Wang, C.

Wang, W.

Wang, Y.

L. Shi, W. Li, Y. Wang, X. Lu, L. Ding, and H. Zeng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 095004 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wei, Z.

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J.-P.

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Kiselev, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Appl. Phys. B 100, 515 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wöste, L.

D. Kiselev, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Appl. Phys. B 100, 515 (2010).
[CrossRef]

P. Rohwetter, J. Kasparian, K. Stelmaszczyk, Z. Hao, S. Henin, N. Lascoux, W. M. Nakaema, Y. Petit, M. Queisser, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Nat. Photonics 4, 451 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Xu, H. L.

H. L. Xu, A. Azarm, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 141111 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z.

Yuan, X.

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, H.

L. Shi, W. Li, Y. Wang, X. Lu, L. Ding, and H. Zeng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 095004 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.-C.

J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 229 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 041505 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 235002 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, Z.

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

D. Kiselev, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, Appl. Phys. B 100, 515 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Lu, X. Yuan, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, W. Ling, and Z. Wei, Appl. Phys. B 80, 627 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

H. L. Xu, A. Azarm, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 141111 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu and X.-C. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 041505 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernhardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Nonlinear interaction of two-color plasma filaments in the overlap region where two TH laser pulses interfere to establish plasma gratings and intense FW pulses incident at the first Bragg angle are efficiently coupled into the plasma-grating grooves through nonlinear Bragg diffraction. (b) Illustration of the fluorescence enhancement. Free electrons liberated from Ar atoms are driven by the FW laser electric field and consequently collide with nearby Ar and Ne atoms, resulting in cascaded ionization of Ar and impact excitation of neutral Ne atoms into high-lying states.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Measured fluorescence spectra from the plasma grating with a Bragg-incident FW pulse of 5.5 mJ in 0.5 atm pure Ne (lower curve) and in a mixture of Ne and N2 (middle curve) or Ar (upper curve). (b) Characteristic lines of neutral Ne atoms and their normalized FI, corresponding to the upper spectrum of (a) in the range from 580 to 720 nm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured FI of the 3p3s emission line at 640.2 nm of Ne atoms in plasma grating as a function of time delay between the FW and TH pulses, in (a) pure 0.5 atm Ne atoms and (b) 0.5 atm Ne mixed with 0.2 atm (lower circles) or 0.4 atm (upper circles) Ar atoms. Inset: time evolution and its nonlinear fit of Ne FI as τ>1.5ps for 0.5 atm Ne mixed with 0.2 atm Ar, where a=1/ne(1.5,t).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) FW pulse energy dependence of the background continuum intensity (lower circles), the exponential fit (lower curve), and fluorescence of Ne 3p3s emission at 640.2 nm (upper circles). Inset: simulation of the normalized electron density. (b) Ar buffer pressure dependence of the integrated continuum background intensity (lower circles), its nonlinear fit (lower curve), and Ne 640.2 nm line FI (upper circles).

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ne(τ,t)=ne(τ,0)exp(σIt/Ui),
Fne(τ,0)Iexp(σIt/Ui)0tei2ωtdt+F0pIexp(pI)+F0,

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