CNS Meeting
Monday April 25, 2005, 11:00 AM, W505 Howey

Double ionization in strong laser fields: The classical origin of correlated electrons

Bruno Eckardt

Experiments on double ionization of Argon and Neon in strong laser fields show that the electrons emerge with momentum components parallel to the field axis that are very similar and with perpendicular momenta that are opposite in sign but also of similar magnitude. A classical analysis of this process suggests that the origin of this correlation can be found in an extension of Wanniers 1953 analysis for double ionization to allow for the presence of an electric field.