Phase-space analysis of double ionization

Manfred Lein*, Volker Engel, E. K.U. Gross

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We use the Wigner transformation to study the electronic center-of-mass motion in phase-space for double ionization in a strong laser field. The rescattering mechanism is clearly visible in the evolution of the fully correlated two-electron system. In a mean-field calculation, on the other hand, the signatures of rescattering are missing. Some properties of the Wigner function in two-particle systems are reported.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)411-416
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
StatePublished - Mar 2001
Externally publishedYes


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