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Super-Intense Laser-Atom Physics : NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry - Rzazewski Kazimierz

Super-Intense Laser-Atom Physics

NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

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The study of atomic systems exposed to super-intense laser fields de- fines an important area in atomic, molecular and optical physics. Although the concept of super-intense field has no absolute meaning, it is now usual to call an electromagnetic field super-intense when it exceeds the atomic binding field. In the case of the simplest atomic system, hydrogen in its 16 2 ground state, this occurs above an intensity of 3. 5 x 10 Wattfcm which is the atomic unit of intensity. Presently at the laboratory scale and in ex- tremely short and tightly focussed laser pulses, the electric field strength 16 18 2 reaches peak values which are of the order of 10 - 10 Wattfcm in the infrared frequency regime, the prospect being that such peak intensities may be reached within a few years in a regime of much higher frequencies (XUV or even X). The interaction of such electromagnetic fields with an atomic system has a highly non-linear character which has led to the observation of to- tally unexpected phenomena. There are three fundamental processes which have marked the beginning of an intensive research in the field of super- intense laser-atom physics (SILAP). These processes which only involve one atomic electron are (i) the so-called above-threshold ionisation i. e.

Preface
SILAP 2000: an overview
Double Ionization of Complex Atoms
Energy distribution of two-electron ionization of helium in an intense field
Double ionization in strong fields: ion momenta and correlated electron momenta
Mechanism of the non sequential double ionization of helium
Electron momentum distributions for double ionization in the strong field limit
S-matrix theory of `recoil-ion' momentum distribution for double ionization in femtosecond laser fields
Non-sequential double ionization: a minimal correlation approach
Non-sequential double ionization of atoms in strong fields
Double-electron ionization of two-electron system in strong laser field
Calculation of double ionization of helium
The two-electron response in laser driven helium
The helium atom in strong and short laser pulses: multielectron
Dynamics of a two-electron system driven by an ultrashort and intense laser pulse
Angular distributions for double ionization by an ultrashort, intense laser pulse: the case of Li-
Two-and-three electron atoms in strong laser fields
Ionization and Dissociation of Molecules
Tunnelling ionization and the Franck-Condon principle
Dissociative ionization of few-electron molecules in intense laser fields
One-photon breakup of H+2 in a strong DC field
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 laser
The absorption of energy by large atomic clusters from superintense laser pulses
Production of Very Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulses
A semi-classical model for high-harmonic generation
Beyond the simple maris model for high harmonic generation
Anisotropy induced polarization effects in harmonic generation by an absorptive medium
About a new method of high harmonic amplification
X-ray generation via stimulated recombination of electrons and Bohr's correspondence principle
Stabilization and Relativistic Effects in Super Strong Fields
Interference stabilization: Lambda;- and V-schemes, dynamics of ionization, initial coherent population of Rydberg levels and quantum phase control of the ionization yield
Computer experiments on atomic stabilization in a strong laser field
Quasistationary stabilization of the decay of a weakly-bound level and its breakdown in a strong laser field
The strong field limit of atomic stabilization in ultrashort pulses
3-D numerical calculations of laser atom interactions - subrelativistic and weakly relativistic regime
Momentum space description of hydrogen atom interacting with a low frequency strong laser field
Relativistic effects in the atomic response to super-intense laser pulses
Weakly relativistic stabilization endash
Intense laser-atom interactions beyond the dipole approximation
A picturebook of relativistically driven wave packets
Position dependent tunneling speed for particles under a barrier
Relativistic energy and angular distribution of electron in the ionization of atoms by super-intense laser radiation
Rydberg Atoms and Strong Field Coherent Contro
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ISBN: 9780792368649
ISBN-10: 0792368649
Series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 31st March 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.61