Effect of multielectron polarization in the strong-field ionization of the oriented CO molecule

  title={Effect of multielectron polarization in the strong-field ionization of the oriented CO molecule},
  author={Mahmoud Abu-samha and Lars Bojer Madsen},
  journal={Physical Review A},
We discuss the mechanism by which the inclusion of multielectron polarization improves the solution of the time-dependent Schrodinger equation (TDSE) for the oriented CO molecule in a strong external laser pulse within the single-active-electron (SAE) approximation. A challenging problem of using the SAE approximation is that the active electron, instead of undergoing ionization, may be driven by the external field to lower-lying orbitals. For the oriented CO molecule, dipole coupling to the… 

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