Quantum control of double ionization of calcium

Maxim Sukharev, Eric Charron, Annick Suzor-Weiner

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Time-dependent simulations of the single and double ionization of atomic Calcium using a two-active-electron model were performed. These simulations were implemented within a basis set representation, allowing for an unambiguous calculation of the single- and double-ionization probabilities. Thus, the electron wave packet dynamics have revealed the main feature responsible for the enhancement of double ionization which was observed in a recent adaptive control experiment. The simulations show that the initial part of the pulse prepares a coherent superposition of excited states above the first ionization threshold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053407
Pages (from-to)053407/1-053407/9
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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