The analysis of electron-distribution formation in a metal irradiated with a laser pulse is given on the basis of the explicit solution of the quantum kinetic equation. The angular distributions of electrons emitted under laser irradiation of a metal surface are associated with the non-Fermi electron distribution generated by the laser action. The anisotropy of photon absorption in an electron–phonon collision causes a two-leafed distribution structure, which qualitatively distinguishes this mechanism of laser-stimulated electron emission.
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A. V. Lugovskoy, T. Usmanov, and A. V. Zinoviev, "Angular distribution of photoelectrons emitted at pulse laser irradiation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 53-63 (1998)