Plasma perspective on strong field multiphoton ionization.

@article{Corkum1993PlasmaPO,
  title={Plasma perspective on strong field multiphoton ionization.},
  author={Corkum},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={1993},
  volume={71 13},
  pages={
          1994-1997
        }
}
  • Corkum
  • Published 27 September 1993
  • Physics
  • Physical review letters
During strong-field multiphoton ionization, a wave packet is formed each time the laser field passes its maximum value. Within the first laser period after ionization there is a significant probability that the electron will return to the vicinity of the ion with very high kinetic energy. High-harmonic generation, multiphoton two-electron ejection, and very high energy above-threshold-ionization electrons are all conssequences of this electron-ion interaction. One important parameter which… 

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