Multiphoton ionization of atoms and ions by high-intensity X-ray lasers
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- Popruzhenko, S.B., Mur, V.D., Popov, V.S. et al. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (2009) 108: 947. doi:10.1134/S1063776109060053
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Coulomb corrections to the action function and rate of multiphoton ionization of atoms and ions in a strong linearly polarized electromagnetic field are calculated for high values of the Keldysh adiabaticity parameter. The Coulomb corrections significantly increase the ionization rate for atoms (by several orders of magnitude). An interpolation formula proposed for ionization rate is valid for arbitrary values of the adiabaticity parameter. The high accuracy of the formula is confirmed by comparison with the results of numerical calculations. The general case of elliptic polarization of laser radiation is also considered.