Quantum theory of incoherent THz emission of an interacting electron-ion plasma

M. Richter, M. Schaarschmidt, A. Knorr, W. Hoyer, J. V. Moloney, E. M. Wright, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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Abstract

The THz spectrum of the spontaneous emission of an interacting electron-ion gas, recently observed in laser pulse ionized air, is theoretically analyzed. Using the correlation expansion of the involved many particle system, the contribution of electron-molecule and electron-ion collisions to the transitions in the free electron continuum are treated. Depending on the particle density and the ion distribution, electromagnetic emission is found from the terahertz range up to optical frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053819
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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