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Super-Intense Laser-Atom Physics : NATO Science Series II - Bernard Piraux

Super-Intense Laser-Atom Physics

NATO Science Series II

By: Bernard Piraux (Editor), Rzazewski Kazimierz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2001
ISBN: 9780792368632
Number Of Pages: 416

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Super-intense laser pulses produce electric field strength peak values of the order of 1016-1018 W/cm2 in the infrared. The interaction of such fields with an atomic system (for example, atom, molecule, cluster), gives rise to highly non-linear processes such as the emission of very fast ions or the production of coherent X-radiation. Such processes have important applications in many different fields, such as biology or nuclear fusion. The latest research in the area is described here, concentrating on: the double ionization of complex atoms; the ionisation and dissociation dynamics of molecules; the interaction of clusters with very intense, femtosecond laser pulses; the production of very intense, coherent short wavelength radiation; stabilization and relativistic effects in super-strong fields; Rydberg atoms and strong field coherent control.

Prefacep. xi
SILAP 2000 : an overviewp. xv
Double Ionization of Complex Atoms
Energy distribution of two-electron ionization of helium in an intense laser fieldp. 3
Double ionization in strong fields : ion momenta and correlated electron momentap. 15
Mechanism of the nonsequential double ionization of heliump. 25
Electron momentum distributions for double ionization in the strong field limitp. 41
S-matrix theory of 'recoil-ion' momentum distribution for double ionization in femtosecond laser fieldsp. 51
Nonsequential double ionization : a minimal correlation approachp. 67
Non-sequential double ionization of atoms in strong fieldsp. 79
Double-electron ionization of two-electron system in a strong laser fieldp. 85
Calculation of double ionization of heliump. 95
The two-electron response in laser driven heliump. 107
The helium atom in strong and short laser pulses: Multielectron effectsp. 117
Dynamics of a two-electron system driven by an ultrashort and intense laser pulsep. 127
Angular distributions for double ionization by an ultrashort, intense laser pulse: the case of Li[superscript -]p. 143
Two-and three electron atoms in strong laser fieldsp. 153
Ionization and Dissociation Dynamics of Molecules
Tunnelling ionization and the Franck-Condon principlep. 171
Dissociative ionization of few-electron molecules in intense laser fieldsp. 179
One-photon breakup of H[superscript + subscript 2] in a strong DC fieldp. 189
Interaction of Clusters with Very Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulses
Nuclear fusion in gases of deuterium clusters and hot electron generation in droplet sprays under irradiation with an intense femtosecond laserp. 205
The absorption of energy by large atomic clusters from superintense laser pulsesp. 219
Production of Very Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulses
A semi-classical model for high-harmonic generationp. 229
Beyond the simple man's model for high harmonic generationp. 239
Anisotropy-induced polarization effects in harmonic generation by an absorptive mediump. 249
About new method of high harmonic amplificationp. 259
X-ray generation via stimulated recombination of electrons and Bohr's correspondence principlep. 265
Stabilization and Relativistic Effects in Super Strong Fields
Interference stabilization: [logical and]-and [logical or]-schemes, dynamics of ionization initial coherent population of Rydberg levels and quantum phase control of the ionization yieldp. 277
Computer experiments on atomic stabilization in a strong laser fieldp. 285
Quasistationary stabilization of the decay of a weakly-bound level and its breakdown in a strong laser fieldp. 295
The strong field limit of atomic stabilization in ultrashort pulsesp. 305
3-D numerical calculations of laser atom interactions - Subrelativistic and weakly relavistic regimep. 313
Momentum space description of hydrogen atom interacting with a low frequency, strong laser fieldp. 323
Relativistic effects in the atomic response to super-intense laser pulsesp. 329
Weakly relativistic stabilization - The effect of the magnetic fieldp. 339
Intense laser-atom interactions: beyond the dipole approximationp. 345
A picturebook of relativistically driven wavepacketsp. 355
Position dependent tunneling speed for particles under a barrierp. 369
Relativistic energy and angular distributions of electrons in the ionization of atoms by super-intense laser radiationp. 379
Rydberg Atoms and Strong Field Coherent Control
Atomic wave packets created by short electric pulsesp. 387
Strong field coherent controlp. 395
Subject Indexp. 411
Author Indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9780792368632
ISBN-10: 0792368630
Series: NATO Science Series II
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 31st March 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.75