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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2001
  • pp: 44–50

Identification of states responsible for ATI enhancements in argon by their calculated wave functions

H.G. Muller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 44-50 (2001)

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Electronic wave function movies obtained by numerically solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation are used to elucidate the mechanism responsible for enhancements in the ATI spectrum of argon between 30 and 40 TW/cm2.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Quantum control of photons and matter

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2000
Published: January 15, 2001

Harm Muller, "Identification of states responsible for ATI enhancements in argon by their calculated wave functions," Opt. Express 8, 44-50 (2001)

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