Ionization and excitation of the excited hydrogen atom in strong circularly polarized laser fields

  title={Ionization and excitation of the excited hydrogen atom in strong circularly polarized laser fields},
  author={Jarosław H. Bauer and Francisca Mota-Furtado and P. F. O’Mahony and Bernard Piraux and K. Warda},
  journal={Physical Review A},
In the recent work of Herath et al. [T. Herath, L. Yan, S. K. Lee, and W. Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 043004 (2012)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.109.043004] the first experimental observation of a dependence of strong-field ionization rate on the sign of the magnetic quantum number m [of the initial bound state (n,l,m)] was reported. The experiment with nearly circularly polarized light could not distinguish which sign of m favors faster ionization. We perform ab initio calculations for the… 

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