Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content

About Us: Seminars

November 30 - Classical modeling of single and double ionization of atoms by lasers: the importance of the e‑e interaction

Students K. Shomsky, N. Danks, and Professor S. Haan

For several years our group has been using classical mechanics to study double ionization of atoms by strong lasers. It's agreed by now that the ionization is driven by "recolllision" in which one electron ionizes but returns and shares energy with the other electron. In this talk we consider what happens after recollision ‑‑ Do the electrons continue to interact as they drift out to the detector? Also, if one electron is left behind in an excited atomic state, can it absorb some additional energy from the laser and escape?

Secondary

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Nulla ut nibh.

Learn more

Lorem ipsum dolor sitamet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Nulla ut nibh.