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Research on Strong-Field Processes in the Ultraviolet Region

  • K. Boyer
  • G. Gibson
  • H. Jara
  • T. S. Luk
  • I. A. McIntyre
  • A. McPherson
  • R. Rosman
  • C. K. Rhodes
  • J. C. Solem
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 212)

Abstract

The recent interest in the study of atoms in strong laser fields grew naturally with the availability of intense laser sources. Since the first widely available intense laser was the Nd3+:glass or Nd: YAG system, this has remained the main workhorse for many experiments in the easily obtainable intensity range 1013–1014 W cm−2 (Ref. 1). Increasing the intensity of this laser is not simple, due to the self-focusing limit of the solid-state amplifying material. A method to overcome this limit has recently been developed,2 where a chirped pulsed is amplified and then recompressed to give a short, intense pulse.

Keywords

Multiphoton Ionization Focal Intensity Kinetic Energy Distribution Multiphoton Excitation Charge Displacement 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Boyer
    • 1
  • G. Gibson
    • 1
  • H. Jara
    • 1
  • T. S. Luk
    • 1
  • I. A. McIntyre
    • 1
  • A. McPherson
    • 1
  • R. Rosman
    • 1
  • C. K. Rhodes
    • 1
  • J. C. Solem
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular and Radiation Physics, Department of PhysicsUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Theoretical Division MS-B210Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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