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Title: Classical origins of stabilization in circularly polarized laser fields

Abstract

We investigate the interaction of a two-dimensional model atom with an intense, high-frequency circularly polarized laser pulse. As the laser intensity is increased, the ionization rate initially increases, then decreases dramatically, with the electron wave function developing an asymmetric ring form which rotates with the electric field. We provide evidence that this wave form is due to localization of the electron onto nonlinear classical structures. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Center for Statistical Mechanics, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)
  2. Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216409
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; PHOTOIONIZATION; LASER RADIATION; POLARIZATION; BIFURCATION; PHOTON-ATOM COLLISIONS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Chism, Will, Choi, Dae-Il, and Reichl, L. E. Classical origins of stabilization in circularly polarized laser fields. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.61.054702.
Chism, Will, Choi, Dae-Il, & Reichl, L. E. Classical origins of stabilization in circularly polarized laser fields. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.61.054702.
Chism, Will, Choi, Dae-Il, and Reichl, L. E. Mon . "Classical origins of stabilization in circularly polarized laser fields". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.61.054702.
@article{osti_20216409,
title = {Classical origins of stabilization in circularly polarized laser fields},
author = {Chism, Will and Choi, Dae-Il and Reichl, L. E.},
abstractNote = {We investigate the interaction of a two-dimensional model atom with an intense, high-frequency circularly polarized laser pulse. As the laser intensity is increased, the ionization rate initially increases, then decreases dramatically, with the electron wave function developing an asymmetric ring form which rotates with the electric field. We provide evidence that this wave form is due to localization of the electron onto nonlinear classical structures. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.61.054702},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 5,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}