Laser Physics

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 284–288

Photoemission from solid surfaces in intense laser fields


  • F. H. M. Faisal
    • Fakultät für PhysikUniversität Bielefeld
  • J. Z. Kamiński
    • Fakultät für PhysikUniversität Bielefeld
    • Institute of Theoretical PhysicsWarsaw University
  • E. Saczuk
    • Institute of Theoretical PhysicsWarsaw University
Strong Field Phenomena

DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X06020137

Cite this article as:
Faisal, F.H.M., Kamiński, J.Z. & Saczuk, E. Laser Phys. (2006) 16: 284. doi:10.1134/S1054660X06020137


We present a Floquet analysis of photoemission of electrons from a solid surface due to its interaction with a laser beam. The method we use is based on a three-dimensional quasifree electron model. The model takes account of the changes in the effective mass of the electron inside and outside the solid and in the reflected and refracted beams due to the presence of the surface. It is shown that the photoemission of electrons from the solid surface may take place not only with no absorption of photons but also along with the emission of extra photons.

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