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Single Electron Atoms in Strong Laser Fields

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Abstract

In this chapter some modern applications of laser-matter interaction in the field of atomic physics are reviewed. Due to the availability of short and strong laser pulses a range of new and partly counter-intuitive phenomena can be observed. Some of these are:
  • Above Threshold Ionization (ATI)

  • Multi-Photon Ionization (MPI)

  • Localization of Rydberg atoms by Half Cycle Pulses (HCP)

  • High-order Harmonic Generation (HHG)

These phenomena can in general not be understood in the framework of perturbation theory. It turns out that the time-dependent wavepacket approach of Chap.  2 is the method of choice to describe and understand a lot of the new atomic physics in strong laser fields. In the present chapter we will almost exclusively deal with the dynamics of a single electron, initially bound in a Coulomb potential. This chapter will therefore begin with a short review of the unperturbed hydrogen atom, together with atomic units. After the discussion of different aspects of field induced ionization, HHG will be reviewed in detail.

Keywords

Laser Field Atomic Unit Ionization Probability Rydberg Atom Optical Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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