prepic.ionization module

Model ionization processes

prepic.ionization.helium_ionization_state(i0)[source]

Compute the ionization state of Helium.

Parameters

i0 (float, energy/time/area) – Peak laser intensity in the focal plane.

Examples

>>> print(helium_ionization_state(1e14 * u.watt / u.cm ** 2))
0+
>>> print(helium_ionization_state(4.4e15 * u.watt / u.cm ** 2))
1+
>>> print(helium_ionization_state(1e17 * u.watt / u.cm ** 2))
2+