Laser Physics

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 496–507 | Cite as

Ionization of a single hydrogen-like atom by laser pulse of near-atomic strength

  • A. V. Andreev
  • O. A. Shoutova
  • S. Yu. Stremoukhov
Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy


The dynamics of high-harmonic generation and atom ionization by a strong and superstrong laser field are studied. In contrast to many earlier works, the present theory does not impose limitations on the laser field’s strength. We solve the nonrelativistic problem of a single hydrogen-like atom’s ionization from the ground state by a short laser pulse of subatomic, atomic, and superatomic field strength. Within the framework of the proposed method, we investigated the matrix elements of the ionization transition and revealed its substantially nonlinear dependence on the laser field strength. Both ionization and recombination processes are taken into account. The proposed method enables us to take into account the arbitrary order multiphoton ionization processes.

PACS numbers

32.80 Fb 42.50.Hz 31.15.Ar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Andreev
    • 1
  • O. A. Shoutova
    • 1
  • S. Yu. Stremoukhov
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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