Effect of electron correlation on the twoparticle dynamics of a helium atom in a strong laser pulse
(2002) In International Journal of Modern Physics B 16(3). p.415452 Abstract
 This review discusses the complicated twoelectron dynamics of a helium atom in an intense, short laser pulse. A helium gas in femtosecond laser pulses at long wave lengths (lambda similar to 700 nm) and high intensities (I similar to 10(15) W/cm(2)) produces surprisingly high numbers of He2+ ions. These laser fields cause large and fast electron oscillations, which makes a solution of the timedependent Schrodinger equation numerically demanding. The system can be studied using a onedimensional model atom, which has many of the same properties as the He atom. Using the onedimensional model, the importance of including electron correlation in a simplified description of the twoelectron dynamics is demonstrated. It is shown that electron... (More)
 This review discusses the complicated twoelectron dynamics of a helium atom in an intense, short laser pulse. A helium gas in femtosecond laser pulses at long wave lengths (lambda similar to 700 nm) and high intensities (I similar to 10(15) W/cm(2)) produces surprisingly high numbers of He2+ ions. These laser fields cause large and fast electron oscillations, which makes a solution of the timedependent Schrodinger equation numerically demanding. The system can be studied using a onedimensional model atom, which has many of the same properties as the He atom. Using the onedimensional model, the importance of including electron correlation in a simplified description of the twoelectron dynamics is demonstrated. It is shown that electron correlation becomes much less important if the laser field has a short wave length, in which case the electron oscillations are smaller and slower. The problem of including electron correlation in the calculations is discussed in terms of approaches such as timedependent HartreeFock, timedependent density functional theory and timedependent extended HartreeFock. Some of the commonly used semiclassical models for describing the doubleionization process are presented. (Less)
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 Dahlen, NilsErik ^{LU}
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 2002
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 International Journal of Modern Physics B
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 16
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 3
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 415  452
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 World Scientific
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 scopus:0037196656
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 02179792
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 10.1142/S0217979202007987
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 English
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