Strong Field Double Ionization: The Phase Space Perspective

posted May 14, 2016, 12:18 PM by François Mauger   [ updated May 14, 2016, 12:18 PM ]

Abstract

We identify the phase-space structures that regulate atomic double ionization in strong ultrashort laser pulses. The emerging dynamical picture complements the recollision scenario by clarifying the distinct roles played by the recolliding and core electrons, and leads to verifiable predictions on the characteristic features of the ‘‘knee’’, a hallmark of the nonsequential process.

Reference

F. Mauger, C. Chandre, and T. Uzer - Strong Field Double Ionization: The Phase Space Perspective - Physical Review Letters 102, 173002 (2009)

Outreach

  • selected in the Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, Volume 8, issue 6 (2009)