Optical simulation of laser-induced tunnel ionization based on a curved waveguide

Arnon Ben Levy*, Amir Hen, Merav Kahn, Yoad Aharon, Noa Mazurski, Uriel Levy, Gilad Marcus

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In earlier work, we suggested using a curved waveguide as a quantum simulator to simulate the tunnel ionization process. Here we implemented for the first time such a simulator and tested our results against the Keldysh and bending loss ionization rates. We observed also straight rays which are reminiscent of above-threshold-ionization (ATI) electrons.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXVIII
EditorsMarkus Betz, Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi
ISBN (Electronic)9781510670280
StatePublished - 2024
EventUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXVIII 2024 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 29 Jan 202431 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXVIII 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

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  • Bending losses
  • Keldysh
  • Optical quantum simulation
  • Tunnel ionization


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