Strong-field ionization via a high-order Coulomb-corrected strong-field approximation Journal Article

Author(s): Klaiber, Michael; Daněk, Jiří; Yakaboylu, Enderalp; Hatsagortsyan, Karen Z; Keitel, Christoph H
Article Title: Strong-field ionization via a high-order Coulomb-corrected strong-field approximation
Affiliation IST Austria
Abstract: Signatures of the Coulomb corrections in the photoelectron momentum distribution during laser-induced ionization of atoms or ions in tunneling and multiphoton regimes are investigated analytically in the case of a one-dimensional problem. A high-order Coulomb-corrected strong-field approximation is applied, where the exact continuum state in the S matrix is approximated by the eikonal Coulomb-Volkov state including the second-order corrections to the eikonal. Although without high-order corrections our theory coincides with the known analytical R-matrix (ARM) theory, we propose a simplified procedure for the matrix element derivation. Rather than matching the eikonal Coulomb-Volkov wave function with the bound state as in the ARM theory to remove the Coulomb singularity, we calculate the matrix element via the saddle-point integration method by time as well as by coordinate, and in this way avoiding the Coulomb singularity. The momentum shift in the photoelectron momentum distribution with respect to the ARM theory due to high-order corrections is analyzed for tunneling and multiphoton regimes. The relation of the quantum corrections to the tunneling delay time is discussed.
Journal Title: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume: 95
ISSN: 1094-1622
Publisher: American Physical Society  
Date Published: 2017-02-01
Start Page: Article number: 023403
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.95.023403
Notes: E.Y. acknowledges financial support received from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA Grant Agreement No. 291734.
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