Simultaneous resonant enhanced multiphoton ionization and electron avalanche ionization in gas mixtures Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Resonant enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) and electron avalanche ionization (EAI) are measured simultaneously in Ar:Xe mixtures at different partial pressures of mixture components. A simple theory for combined REMPI+EAI in gas mixture is developed. It is shown that the REMPI electrons seed the avalanche process, and thus the avalanche process amplifies the REMPI signal. Possible applications are discussed. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 21

publication date

  • August 2008