The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 173–177

Resonant laser assisted elastic scattering of electrons by lithium and sodium atoms

Atomic and Molecular Collisions

DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2009-00097-5

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Purohit, S. & Mathur, K. Eur. Phys. J. D (2009) 53: 173. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2009-00097-5


In this paper we report a study on the elastic scattering of electrons by lithium and sodium atoms in the presence of circularly polarized resonant laser field within the framework of the two-state rotating wave approximation. The effect of laser on projectile electrons is described by Volkov states. The frequency of the laser field is chosen to match with the 2s–3p (3s–3p) transition frequency in lithium (sodium) atoms. The total and differential elastic cross sections with single photon exchange are calculated for intermediate energies (50–150 eV) and laser intensity (107–1011 W cm-2).


34.80.Qb Laser-modified scattering

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Materials Science and EngineeringJaypee Institute of Information Technology UniversityU.P.India