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Interaction of atomic systems with strong and short pulses: a new type of gauge invariant approach
Author(s): Marcin Ślęczka; Adam Bechler
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Paper Abstract

Ionization of atomic systems by strong and short laser pulses is considered in a new gauge invariant version of the Strong Field Approximation (SFA). The standard version of SFA (SSFA), which is usually applied to the theoretical description of interaction with strong laser fields, is dependent on the choice of gauge of the vector potential describing the laser radiation. Theoretical predictions of SSFA may differ significantly depending on the choice of gauge. In particular, substantial differences have been observed in the case of two most frequently used length and velocity gauges. Gauge invariant expression for the ionization amplitude was obtained by grouping consequently all terms which are of the same order in atomic potential, treated as a perturbation compared to strength of the coupling with external laser field. Contrary to previous gauge-invariant formulations the present approach does not require different gauge-dependent partitions of the Hamiltonian. Preliminary tests of the present approach applied to ionization of Hydrogen atom show qualitative agreement with results obtained by solving numerically Time Dependent Schrödinger Equation (TDSE).

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Date Published: 18 December 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8697, 18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 869722 (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2009811
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Marcin Ślęczka, Univ. of Szczecin (Poland)
Adam Bechler, Univ. of Szczecin (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8697:
18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jan Peřina Jr.; Libor Nozka; Miroslav Hrabovský; Dagmar Senderáková; Waclaw Urbańczyk; Ondrej Haderka; Libor Nožka, Editor(s)

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