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Calculation Of Harmonic Radiation And Nuclear Cupling Arising From Atoms In Strong Laser Fields
Author(s): G A Rinker; J C Solem; L C Biedenharn
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Paper Abstract

A numerical, time-dependent quantum mechanical model is used to describe the interaction of an isolated ion with an intense applied laser field, including both electron and nuclear degrees of freedom. Calculated results are presented. We find that the model ion radiates in low odd harmonics of the laser frequency, in qualitative agreement with experimental observations. In addition, it radiates strongly in the x-ray region, at frequencies comparable with the electron Rydberg frequency. Such radiation should be possible to observe in future experiments. If it exists, it could provide a basis for a reasonably coherent x-ray source. We find that the probability of induced nuclear excitation is small for higher electric multipoles, although observable probabilities are obtained under appropriate circumstances for L-1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0875, Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (27 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943887
Show Author Affiliations
G A Rinker, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
J C Solem, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
L C Biedenharn, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0875:
Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers
Randy C.R. Jones, Editor(s)

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