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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2001
  • pp: 99–105

Dependence on frequency of strong-field atomic stabilization

H. R. Reiss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 99-105 (2001)

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It is shown that strong-field atomic stabilization can occur at any frequency, that analytical methods exist that can describe all essential features of stabilization, that relativistic effects enhance the stabilization phenomenon, and that a simple physical picture exists that explains these properties. A necessary prelude is to show that the frequency properties of the three methods often conjoined by the KFR (Keldysh-Faisal-Reiss) label are quite different. Applicability of the SFA (Strong-Field Approximation) to stabilization at any frequency is shown, and verified by exhibiting close correspondence to numerical predictions by Popov et al. that also span both low and high frequencies.

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(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes

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Focus Issue: Quantum control of photons and matter

Original Manuscript: November 9, 2000
Published: January 15, 2001

Howard Reiss, "Dependence on frequency of strong-field atomic stabilization," Opt. Express 8, 99-105 (2001)

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