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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2001
  • pp: 411–416

Phase-space analysis of double ionization

Manfred Lein, Volker Engel, and E. K. U. Gross  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 7, pp. 411-416 (2001)

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We use the Wigner transformation to study the electronic center-of-mass motion in phase-space for double ionization in a strong laser field. The rescattering mechanism is clearly visible in the evolution of the fully correlated two-electron system. In a mean-field calculation, on the other hand, the signatures of rescattering are missing. Some properties of the Wigner function in two-particle systems are reported.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(260.5210) Physical optics : Photoionization
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes

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Focus Issue: Laser-induced multiple ionization

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2001
Published: March 26, 2001

Manfred Lein, Volker Engel, and E. Gross, "Phase-space analysis of double ionization," Opt. Express 8, 411-416 (2001)

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