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Stabilization and reversals of ionization
Author(s): Qichang C. Su
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Paper Abstract

Atomic stabilization, the suppression of ionization accompanied by electron localization for increasing laser intensities, was one of the recent predictions for atoms exposed to very intense laser pulses. We discuss a fine structure on such an overall trend of stabilization. We describe how the ionization suppression may be reversed as the intensity is increased slightly. This kind of reversal of the ionization trend takes place repeatedly. We study such reversal of ionization as a function of both laser intensity or frequency. We attribute is origin to the interference of the ionizing wave initiated from various parts of the laser dressed atom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3485, 11th International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics, (21 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328241
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Qichang C. Su, Illinois State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3485:
11th International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics
Sergei G. Rautian, Editor(s)

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