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By R. Trainham, N. J. van Druten, L. D. Noordam, H. G. Muller, P. Breger, G. Petite (auth.), André D. Bandrauk, Stephen C. Wallace (eds.)

This quantity includes the lectures and communications provided on the NATO complicated learn Workshop (NATO ARW 900857) which used to be held may possibly 5-10, 1991 at McMaster college, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. a systematic commitee made of P.P. Lambropoulos (USC & Crete), P.8. Corkum (NRC, Ottawa), and H. B. vL. van den Heuvell (FOM, Amsterdam) guided the organizers, A.D. Bandrauk (Sherbrooke) and S.C. Wallace (Toronto) in getting ready a programme which might conceal the newest advances within the box of atom and molecule laser interactions. because the final assembly held in July 1987 on "Atomic and Molecular procedures with brief extreme Laser Pulses", NATO ASI vol 1718 (Plenum Press 1988), huge development has been made in knowing excessive depth results on atoms and the concomitant coherence results. After 4 years, the emphasis is now transferring extra to molecules. the current quantity represents for that reason this pattern with 4 sections masking the most pursuits of study endeavours during this zone: i) Atoms in extreme Laser-Fields ii) Molecules in severe Laser Fields iii) Atomic Coherences iv) Molecular Coherences The event built through the years in multiphoton atomic procedures has been very priceless and is the most resource of our figuring out of comparable tactics in molecules. therefore ATI (above­ threshold ionization) has been stumbled on to ensue in molecules in addition to a brand new phenomenon, ATD (above-threshold dissociation). Laser-induced refrained from crossings of molecular digital surfaces can be now coming into the present language of excessive depth molecular processes.

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Although the source of this energy is kinetic, it acts like an effective potential energy. A charged particle in an inhomogeneous region of intensity, such as a laser focus, experiences a time-averaged force equal to the negative gradient of this ponderomotive potential. This leads to acceleration, and shifts in the electron energy spectra. c. he ponderomotive potential and from second-order and higher-order couplings to other bound states. In the weakly bound Rydberg states, the ponderomotive contribution dominates.

In the weakly bound Rydberg states, the ponderomotive contribution dominates. In the ground state, ponderomotive and bound state couplings tend to can· cel. As a result, the ionization energy tends to increase with intensity, so that more photons are needed to ionize at high intensity than at low intensity. This extra energy goes into the ponderomotive potential of the photoelectrons. 54 Energy spectra may be sorted into a "long pulse" and a "short pulse" regime according to whether the laser pulse is longer or shorter than the time for the electron to drift out of the focus.

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