Chaotic Ionization of Highly-Excited Hydrogen Atoms by a Microwave Electric Field

  • Peter M. Koch
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 144)


This article, written in early 1986, elaborates on a talk delivered by the author at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Fundamental Aspects of Quantum Theory” that took place during 2–7 September 1985 at the Centro di Cultura Scientifica A. Volta, Villa Olmo, a magnificent site next to the lake in Como, Italy. The author is indebted to his experimental (K.A.H. van Leeuwen, G. v. Oppen, S. Renwick, and J. Bowlin) and theoretical (R. Jensen, D. Richards, J. Leopold, and O. Rath) colleagues. Many of the results presented here are a product of their hard work. He also appreciates the invitation from Professors Frigerio and Gorini to address the Workshop and the financial support of his research by the US National Science Foundation.


Relative Stability Microwave Field Ionization Probability Static Electric Field Classical Resonance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter M. Koch
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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