Coherent microwave rayleigh scattering from resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization in argon. Academic Article uri icon


  • Multiphoton ionization and electron recombination processes are studied in argon using coherent microwave Rayleigh scattering from a localized, resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization produced plasma. A time dependent one-dimensional plasma dynamic model is developed to predict the time evolution of the microwave scattering from the plasma. Experimental results of the argon ionization spectrum and electron recombination rates are in good agreement with the model predictions.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Z., Shneider, M. N., & Miles, R. B.

citation count

  • 76

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Zhili||Shneider, Mikhail N||Miles, Richard B

publication date

  • June 2007