Abstract

The field-induced double ionization of a model two-electron quantum system is investigated by direct numerical integration of the nonstationary Schroedinger equation. The contribution of different processes to a formation of doubly charged ions is analyzed.

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  1. M. Gavrila, Atoms in intense laser field (Academic, New-York, 1992)
  2. N.B. Delone and V.P. Krainov, Multiphoton processes in atoms (Springer, Berlin, 1994)
    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  5. D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C. Kulander, “Observation of non-sequential double ionization of helium with optical tunneling,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 69, 2642–2645, (1992).
    [Crossref]
  6. D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C Kulander, “Polarization dependence of tunneling ionization of helium and neon by 120-fs pulses at 614 nm,” Phys.Rev.A 49, 2174, (1994).
    [Crossref]
  7. B. Walker, B. Sheehy, and L.F. DiMauro et al, “Precision measurement of strong-field double ionization of helium,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 73, 1227–1230, (1994).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
  11. E.A. Volkova, A.M. Popov, and O.V. Tikhonova, “Double-electron ionization of a quantum system in a laser field: rescattering and interparticle correlations,” JETP 91, 706–712, (2000).
    [Crossref]
  12. W.-C. Liu, J.H Eberly, S.L. Haan, and R. Grobe, “Correlation effects in two-electron model atoms in intense laser fields,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 83, 520–523, (1999).
    [Crossref]
  13. H.W. van der Hart and K. Burnett, “Recollision model for double ionization of atoms in strong laser fields,” Phys.Rev.A 62, 013407(10), (2000).
    [Crossref]

2000 (2)

E.A. Volkova, A.M. Popov, and O.V. Tikhonova, “Double-electron ionization of a quantum system in a laser field: rescattering and interparticle correlations,” JETP 91, 706–712, (2000).
[Crossref]

H.W. van der Hart and K. Burnett, “Recollision model for double ionization of atoms in strong laser fields,” Phys.Rev.A 62, 013407(10), (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

W.-C. Liu, J.H Eberly, S.L. Haan, and R. Grobe, “Correlation effects in two-electron model atoms in intense laser fields,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 83, 520–523, (1999).
[Crossref]

1996 (2)

A. Becker and F.H.M. Faisal, “Mechanism of laser-induced double ionization of helium,” J.Phys.B 29, L197–L202, (1996).
[Crossref]

M.Y Kuchiev., “Adiabatic mechanism of multiply charged ion production by a laser field through ATI states of an atom,” Phys.Lett.A. 212, 77, (1996).
[Crossref]

1994 (2)

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C Kulander, “Polarization dependence of tunneling ionization of helium and neon by 120-fs pulses at 614 nm,” Phys.Rev.A 49, 2174, (1994).
[Crossref]

B. Walker, B. Sheehy, and L.F. DiMauro et al, “Precision measurement of strong-field double ionization of helium,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 73, 1227–1230, (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1993 (1)

P.B. Corkum, “Plasma perspective on strong field multiphoton ionization,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 71, 1994–1996, (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C. Kulander, “Observation of non-sequential double ionization of helium with optical tunneling,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 69, 2642–2645, (1992).
[Crossref]

1989 (1)

S. Augst, D. Strickland, D.D. Meyerhofer, S.L. Chin, and J.H. Eberly, “Tunneling ionization of noble gases in a high-intensity laser field,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 63, 2212–2215, (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Augst, S.

S. Augst, D. Strickland, D.D. Meyerhofer, S.L. Chin, and J.H. Eberly, “Tunneling ionization of noble gases in a high-intensity laser field,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 63, 2212–2215, (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Becker, A.

A. Becker and F.H.M. Faisal, “Mechanism of laser-induced double ionization of helium,” J.Phys.B 29, L197–L202, (1996).
[Crossref]

Bolton, P.R.

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C Kulander, “Polarization dependence of tunneling ionization of helium and neon by 120-fs pulses at 614 nm,” Phys.Rev.A 49, 2174, (1994).
[Crossref]

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C. Kulander, “Observation of non-sequential double ionization of helium with optical tunneling,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 69, 2642–2645, (1992).
[Crossref]

Burnett, K.

H.W. van der Hart and K. Burnett, “Recollision model for double ionization of atoms in strong laser fields,” Phys.Rev.A 62, 013407(10), (2000).
[Crossref]

Chang, B.

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C Kulander, “Polarization dependence of tunneling ionization of helium and neon by 120-fs pulses at 614 nm,” Phys.Rev.A 49, 2174, (1994).
[Crossref]

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C. Kulander, “Observation of non-sequential double ionization of helium with optical tunneling,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 69, 2642–2645, (1992).
[Crossref]

Chin, S.L.

S. Augst, D. Strickland, D.D. Meyerhofer, S.L. Chin, and J.H. Eberly, “Tunneling ionization of noble gases in a high-intensity laser field,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 63, 2212–2215, (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Corkum, P.B.

P.B. Corkum, “Plasma perspective on strong field multiphoton ionization,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 71, 1994–1996, (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Delone, N.B.

N.B. Delone and V.P. Krainov, Multiphoton processes in atoms (Springer, Berlin, 1994)
[Crossref]

DiMauro, L.F.

B. Walker, B. Sheehy, and L.F. DiMauro et al, “Precision measurement of strong-field double ionization of helium,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 73, 1227–1230, (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Eberly, J.H

W.-C. Liu, J.H Eberly, S.L. Haan, and R. Grobe, “Correlation effects in two-electron model atoms in intense laser fields,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 83, 520–523, (1999).
[Crossref]

Eberly, J.H.

S. Augst, D. Strickland, D.D. Meyerhofer, S.L. Chin, and J.H. Eberly, “Tunneling ionization of noble gases in a high-intensity laser field,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 63, 2212–2215, (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Faisal, F.H.M.

A. Becker and F.H.M. Faisal, “Mechanism of laser-induced double ionization of helium,” J.Phys.B 29, L197–L202, (1996).
[Crossref]

Fedorov, M.V.

M.V. Fedorov, Atomic and free electrons in a strong light field (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997)

Fittingoff, D.N.

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C Kulander, “Polarization dependence of tunneling ionization of helium and neon by 120-fs pulses at 614 nm,” Phys.Rev.A 49, 2174, (1994).
[Crossref]

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C. Kulander, “Observation of non-sequential double ionization of helium with optical tunneling,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 69, 2642–2645, (1992).
[Crossref]

Gavrila, M.

M. Gavrila, Atoms in intense laser field (Academic, New-York, 1992)

Grobe, R.

W.-C. Liu, J.H Eberly, S.L. Haan, and R. Grobe, “Correlation effects in two-electron model atoms in intense laser fields,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 83, 520–523, (1999).
[Crossref]

Haan, S.L.

W.-C. Liu, J.H Eberly, S.L. Haan, and R. Grobe, “Correlation effects in two-electron model atoms in intense laser fields,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 83, 520–523, (1999).
[Crossref]

Krainov, V.P.

N.B. Delone and V.P. Krainov, Multiphoton processes in atoms (Springer, Berlin, 1994)
[Crossref]

Kuchiev, M.Y

M.Y Kuchiev., “Adiabatic mechanism of multiply charged ion production by a laser field through ATI states of an atom,” Phys.Lett.A. 212, 77, (1996).
[Crossref]

Kulander, K.C

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C Kulander, “Polarization dependence of tunneling ionization of helium and neon by 120-fs pulses at 614 nm,” Phys.Rev.A 49, 2174, (1994).
[Crossref]

Kulander, K.C.

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C. Kulander, “Observation of non-sequential double ionization of helium with optical tunneling,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 69, 2642–2645, (1992).
[Crossref]

Liu, W.-C.

W.-C. Liu, J.H Eberly, S.L. Haan, and R. Grobe, “Correlation effects in two-electron model atoms in intense laser fields,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 83, 520–523, (1999).
[Crossref]

Meyerhofer, D.D.

S. Augst, D. Strickland, D.D. Meyerhofer, S.L. Chin, and J.H. Eberly, “Tunneling ionization of noble gases in a high-intensity laser field,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 63, 2212–2215, (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Popov, A.M.

E.A. Volkova, A.M. Popov, and O.V. Tikhonova, “Double-electron ionization of a quantum system in a laser field: rescattering and interparticle correlations,” JETP 91, 706–712, (2000).
[Crossref]

Sheehy, B.

B. Walker, B. Sheehy, and L.F. DiMauro et al, “Precision measurement of strong-field double ionization of helium,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 73, 1227–1230, (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Strickland, D.

S. Augst, D. Strickland, D.D. Meyerhofer, S.L. Chin, and J.H. Eberly, “Tunneling ionization of noble gases in a high-intensity laser field,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 63, 2212–2215, (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tikhonova, O.V.

E.A. Volkova, A.M. Popov, and O.V. Tikhonova, “Double-electron ionization of a quantum system in a laser field: rescattering and interparticle correlations,” JETP 91, 706–712, (2000).
[Crossref]

van der Hart, H.W.

H.W. van der Hart and K. Burnett, “Recollision model for double ionization of atoms in strong laser fields,” Phys.Rev.A 62, 013407(10), (2000).
[Crossref]

Volkova, E.A.

E.A. Volkova, A.M. Popov, and O.V. Tikhonova, “Double-electron ionization of a quantum system in a laser field: rescattering and interparticle correlations,” JETP 91, 706–712, (2000).
[Crossref]

Walker, B.

B. Walker, B. Sheehy, and L.F. DiMauro et al, “Precision measurement of strong-field double ionization of helium,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 73, 1227–1230, (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J.Phys.B (1)

A. Becker and F.H.M. Faisal, “Mechanism of laser-induced double ionization of helium,” J.Phys.B 29, L197–L202, (1996).
[Crossref]

JETP (1)

E.A. Volkova, A.M. Popov, and O.V. Tikhonova, “Double-electron ionization of a quantum system in a laser field: rescattering and interparticle correlations,” JETP 91, 706–712, (2000).
[Crossref]

Phys.Lett.A. (1)

M.Y Kuchiev., “Adiabatic mechanism of multiply charged ion production by a laser field through ATI states of an atom,” Phys.Lett.A. 212, 77, (1996).
[Crossref]

Phys.Rev.A (2)

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C Kulander, “Polarization dependence of tunneling ionization of helium and neon by 120-fs pulses at 614 nm,” Phys.Rev.A 49, 2174, (1994).
[Crossref]

H.W. van der Hart and K. Burnett, “Recollision model for double ionization of atoms in strong laser fields,” Phys.Rev.A 62, 013407(10), (2000).
[Crossref]

Phys.Rev.Lett. (5)

W.-C. Liu, J.H Eberly, S.L. Haan, and R. Grobe, “Correlation effects in two-electron model atoms in intense laser fields,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 83, 520–523, (1999).
[Crossref]

B. Walker, B. Sheehy, and L.F. DiMauro et al, “Precision measurement of strong-field double ionization of helium,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 73, 1227–1230, (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P.B. Corkum, “Plasma perspective on strong field multiphoton ionization,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 71, 1994–1996, (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Augst, D. Strickland, D.D. Meyerhofer, S.L. Chin, and J.H. Eberly, “Tunneling ionization of noble gases in a high-intensity laser field,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 63, 2212–2215, (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D.N. Fittingoff, P.R. Bolton, B. Chang, and K.C. Kulander, “Observation of non-sequential double ionization of helium with optical tunneling,” Phys.Rev.Lett. 69, 2642–2645, (1992).
[Crossref]

Other (3)

M. Gavrila, Atoms in intense laser field (Academic, New-York, 1992)

N.B. Delone and V.P. Krainov, Multiphoton processes in atoms (Springer, Berlin, 1994)
[Crossref]

M.V. Fedorov, Atomic and free electrons in a strong light field (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997)

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The probability of single (1) and double ionization (2) of the Xe-like atom versus laser intensity.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

The probability of double ionization of H - versus laser intensity: solid curve – exact calculations, dashed curve – passive electron model.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The electron-density distributions obtained for the Xe-like atom in the passive electron model for laser intensity P=5·1014 W/cm2 at different instants of time: a) 2T, b) 4T, c) 7T, d) 9T. The levels of equal probability are:1-10-3, 2--10-4.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The time-dependent mean coordinates of electrons obtained by passive electron model in the high intensity region P=3·1015 W/cm2; curve 1 corresponds to the active electron and curve 2―to the passive one.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

The electron-density distribution obtained for the Xe-like atom in exact calculations for laser intensity P=1015 W/cm2 at different instants of time: a) 3T, b) 3.2T, c) 3.4T, d) 3.6T, e) 3.8T, f) 4T. The levels of equal probability are: 1-10-3, 2-10-3

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i ψ t = [ H 0 e ( x 1 + x 2 ) ε ( t ) cos ω t ] ψ
H 0 = p 1 2 2 m + p 2 2 2 m z e 2 α 2 + x 1 2 z e 2 α 2 + x 2 2 + e 2 α 2 + ( x 1 x 2 ) 2 .
W 1 = a a d x 1 d x 2 | ψ ( x 1 x 2 t ) | 2 + a a d x 2 d x 1 | ψ ( x 1 x 2 t ) | 2 W b
x 1 , 2 = x 1 , 2 | ψ ( x 1 , x 2 ) | 2 d x 2 , d x 1 .

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