R-matrix Floquet theory of multiphoton processes: XIII. Resonances in H multiphoton detachment

H.W. Van Der Hart, A.S. Fearnside

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Abstract

The results of calculations investigating the effects of autodetaching resonances on the multiphoton detachment spectra of H are presented. The R-matrix Floquet method is used, in which the coupling of the ion with the laser field is described non-perturbatively. The laser field is fixed at an intensity of 10 W cm, while frequency ranges are chosen such that the lowest autodetaching states of the ion are excited through a two- or three-photon transition from the ground state. Detachment rates are compared, where possible, to previous results obtained using perturbation theory. An illustration of how non-lowest-order processes, involving autodetaching states, can lead to light-induced continuum structures is also presented. Finally, it is demonstrated that by using a frequency connecting the 1s and 2s states, the probability of exciting the residual hydrogen atom is significantly enhanced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5657-5675
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume30
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 1997

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