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Backward and Multi-Echo Field Ionization by Intense Non-Envelope ‘Superpulses’

  • P. L. Shkolnikov
  • A. E. Kaplan
  • S. F. Straub

Abstract

We have discovered theoretically that the ionization of a quantum well or a hydrogen-like atom by a unipolar, i. e. strongly asymmetrical ultrashort electromagnetic pulse produces a highly symmetrical photoelectron cloud, the electrons emmitted both along the field and in the opposite direction in well-separated groups (shells) whose velocities for a quantum well reflect resonances in the ionization continuum.

Keywords

Quantum Well Schrodinger Equation Rydberg Atom Pulse Ionization Ionization Continuum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Shkolnikov
    • 1
  • A. E. Kaplan
    • 1
  • S. F. Straub
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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