Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

1-21-2009

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Published in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 42 (2009) 035601 (6pp) doi:10.1088/0953-4075/42/3/035601 Copyright © 2009 IOP Publishing. Used by permission. http://stacks.iop.org/JPhysB/42/035601

Abstract

Analytic formulae describing harmonic generation by a weakly bound electron are derived quantum mechanically in the tunneling limit. The formulae confirm the classical three-step model and provide an analytic explanation for oscillatory structures on the harmonic generation plateau.

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