Please wait a minute...
Chin. Phys. B, 2020, Vol. 29(8): 083202    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ab9c0f
INVITED REVIEW Prev   Next  

Multiphoton quantum dynamics of many-electron atomic and molecular systems in intense laser fields

Peng-Cheng Li(李鹏程)1,2, Shih-I Chu3
1 Research Center for Advanced Optics and Photoelectronics, Department of Physics, College of Science, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China;
2 Key Laboratory of Intelligent Manufacturing Technology of MOE, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China;
3 Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
Abstract  

We present the recent new developments of time-dependent Schrödinger equation and time-dependent density-functional theory for accurate and efficient treatment of the electronic structure and time-dependent quantum dynamics of many-electron atomic and molecular systems in intense laser fields. We extend time-dependent generalized pseudospectral (TDGPS) numerical method developed for time-dependent wave equations in multielectron systems. The TDGPS method allows us to obtain highly accurate time-dependent wave functions with the use of only a modest number of spatial grid point for complex quantum dynamical calculations. The usefulness of these procedures is illustrated by a few case studies of atomic and molecular processes of current interests in intense laser fields, including multiphoton ionization, above-threshold ionization, high-order harmonic generation, attosecond pulse generation, and quantum dynamical processes related to multielectron effects. We conclude this paper with some open questions and perspectives of multiphoton quantum dynamics of many-electron atomic and molecular systems in intense laser fields.

Keywords:  multiphoton ionization      above-threshold ionization      high-order harmonic generation      attosecond pulse generation  
Received:  27 April 2020      Revised:  05 June 2020      Published:  05 August 2020
PACS:  32.80.Rm (Multiphoton ionization and excitation to highly excited states)  
  33.80.Rv (Multiphoton ionization and excitation to highly excited states (e.g., Rydberg states))  
  42.50.Hz (Strong-field excitation of optical transitions in quantum systems; multiphoton processes; dynamic Stark shift)  
  42.65.Re (Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression)  
Fund: 

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11674268 and 11764038), the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (Grant No. 2020A1515010927), and Department of Education of Guangdong Province, China (Grant Nos. 2018KCXTD011 and 2019KTSCX037).

Corresponding Authors:  Peng-Cheng Li     E-mail:  pchli@stu.edu.cn

Cite this article: 

Peng-Cheng Li(李鹏程), Shih-I Chu Multiphoton quantum dynamics of many-electron atomic and molecular systems in intense laser fields 2020 Chin. Phys. B 29 083202

[1] Corkum P B 1993 Phys. Rev. Lett. 71 1994
[2] Kulander K C, Schafer K J and Krause J L 1993 Proceedings of the Workshop on Super-Intense Laser Atom Physics (SILAP) III (New York:Plenum Press) 316 95
[3] Lewenstein M, Balcou Ph, Ivanov M Yu, L'Huillier A and Corkum P B 1994 Phys. Rev. A 49 2117
[4] Popmintchev T, et al., 2012 Science. 336 1287
[5] Parker J S, Moore L R, Dundas D and Taylor K T 2000 J. Phys. B:At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 33 L691
[6] Nikolopoulos L A A and Lambropoulos P 2007 J. Phys. B:At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 40 1347
[7] Krause J L, Schafer K J and Kulander K C 1992 Phys. Rev. A 45 4998
[8] Hohenberg P and Kohn W 1964 Phys. Rev. 136 B864
[9] Kohn W and Sham L J 1965 Phys. Rev. 140 A1133
[10] Parr R and Yang W 1989 Density-Function Theory of Atoms and Moleculesm (New York:Oxford University Press)
[11] Dreizler R M and Gross E K U 1990 Density Functional Theory, An Approach to the Quantum Many-Body Problem (Berlin:Springer-Verlag)
[12] Gross E K U and Dreizler R M 1995 Density Functional Theory, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Series B:Physics (New York:Plenum)
[13] March N H 1992 Electron Density Theory of Atoms and Molecules (San Diego:Academic)
[14] Labanowski J K and Andzelm J W 1991 Density Functional Methods in Chemistry (Berlin:Springer-Verlag)
[15] Son S K and Chu S I 2009 Phys. Rev. A 80 011403R
[16] Li P C, Sheu Y L and Chu S I 2020 Phys. Rev. A 101 011401R
[17] Vosko S H, Wilk L and Nusair M 1980 Can. J. Phys. 58 1200
[18] Becke A D 1988 Phys. Rev. A 38 3098
[19] Lee C, Yang W and Parr R G 1988 Phys. Rev. B 37 785
[20] Perdew J P and Wang Y 1986 Phys. Rev. B 33 8800
[21] Zhao Q, Parr R G 1992 Phys. Rev. A 46 R5320
[22] Perdew J P and Zunger A 1981 Phys. Rev. B 23 5048
[23] Tong X M and Chu S I 1997 Phys. Rev. A 55 3406
[24] Krieger J B, Li Y and Iafrate G J 1990 Phys. Lett. A 146 256
[25] Krieger J B, Li Y and Iafrate G J 1992 Phys. Rev. A 46 5453
[26] Sharp R T and Horton G K 1953 Phys. Rev. 90 317
[27] Talman J D and Shadwick W F 1976 Phys. Rev. A 14 36
[28] Chen J, Krieger J B, Li Y and Iafrate G J 1996 Phys. Rev. A 54 3939
[29] Runge E and Gross E K U 1984 Phys. Rev. Lett. 52 997
[30] Gross E K U and Kohn W 1985 Phys. Rev. Lett. 55 2850
[31] Telnov D and Chu S I 1997 Chem. Phys. Lett. 264 466
[32] Chu S I 1985 Adv. At. Mol. Phys. 21 197
[33] Chu S I 1989 Adv. Chem. Phys. 73 739
[34] Tong X M and Chu S I 1998 Phys. Rev. A 57 452
[35] Joachain C J, Kylstra N J and Potvliege R M 2012 Atoms in intense laser fields (Cambridge:Cambridge University Press)
[36] Han Y C and Madsen L B 2010 Phys. Rev. A 81 063430
[37] Zangwill A and Soven P 1980 Phys. Rev. A 21 1561
[38] Mahan G D and Subbaswamy K R 1990 Local Density Theory of Polarizability (New York:Plenum Press)
[39] Telnov D and Chu S I 2009 Phys. Rev. A 80 043412
[40] Heslar J, Telnov D and Chu S I 2011 Phys. Rev. A 83 043414
[41] Wang J, Chu S I and Laughlin C 1994 Phys. Rev. A 50 3208
[42] Yao G and Chu S I 1993 Chem. Phys. Lett. 204 381
[43] Canuto C, Hussaini M Y, Quarteroni A and Zang T A 1997 Spectral Methods in Fluid Dynamics (Berlin:Springer)
[44] Telnov D and Chu S I 2011 Comput. Phys. Commun. 182 18
[45] Tong X M and Chu S I 1997 Chem. Phys. 217 119
[46] Madsen M M, Peek J M 1971 At. Data 2 171
[47] Feit M D, Fleck J A, Jr and Steiger A 1982 J. Comput. Phys. 47 412
[48] Jiang T F and Chu S I 1992 Phys. Rev. A 46 7322
[49] Hermann M R and Fleck J A, Jr 1988 Phys. Rev. A 38 6000
[50] Keldysh L V 1964 Zh. Eksp Teor. Fiz. 47 1945[1965 Sov. Phys. JETP 20, 1307]
[51] Faisal F H M 1973 J. Phys. B 6 L89
[52] Reiss H R 1980 Phys. Rev. A 22 1786
[53] Madsen C B and Madsen L B 2006 Phys. Rev. A 74 023403
[54] Chen Z, Morishita T, Le A T and Lin C D 2007 Phys. Rev. A 76 043402
[55] Odžak S and Milošević D B 2009 Phys. Rev. A 79 023414
[56] Patchkovskii S, Zhao Z, Brabec T and Villeneuve D M 2006 Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 123003
[57] Santra R and Gordon A 2006 Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 073906
[58] Li P C and Chu S I 2013 Phys. Rev. A 88 053415
[59] Pavičić D, Lee K F, Rayner D M, Corkum P B and Villeneuve D M 2007 Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 243001
[60] Thomann I, Lock R, Sharma V, Gagnon E, Pratt S T, Kapteyn H C, Murnane M M and Li W 2008 J. Phys. Chem. A 112 9382
[61] Meckel M, Comtois D, Zeidler D, Staudte A, Pavičić D, Bandulet H C, Pépin H, Kieffer J C, Dörner R, Villeneuve D M and Corkum P B 2008 Science 320 1478
[62] Tong X M and Chu S I, 2001 Phys. Rev. A 64 013417
[63] Zhou X C, Shi S, Li F, Yang Y J, Chen J, Meng Q T and Wang B B 2019 Chin. Phys. B 28 103201
[64] Grasbon F, Paulus G G, Walther H et al. 2003 Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 173003
[65] Fleischer A, Wörner H J, Arissian L, Liu L R, Meckel M, Rippert A, Dörner R, Villeneuve D M, Corkum P B and Staudte A 2011 Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 113003
[66] Murakami M, Zhang G P and Chu S I 2017 Phys. Rev. A 95 053419
[67] Tong X M, Hino K and Toshima N 2006 Phys. Rev. A 74 031405(R)
[68] Arbó D G, Yoshida S, Persson E, Dimitriou K I and Burgdorfer J 2006 Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 143003
[69] Li P C, Laughlin C and Chu S I 2014 Phys. Rev. A 89 023431
[70] Li P C, Sheu Y L, Laughlin C and Chu S I 2014 Phys. Rev. A 90 041401R
[71] Li P C, Sheu Y L, Laughlin C and Chu S I 2015 Nat. Commun. 6 7178
[72] Chu X, Chu S I and Laughlin C 2001 Phys. Rev. A 64 013406
[73] Kramida A, Ralchenko Yu, Reader J and NIST ASD Team 2013 NIST Atomic Spectra Database (ver. 5.1) National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD)
[74] Landau L D and Lifshitz E M 1975 The classical theory of fields (New York:Pergamom Press)
[75] Chini M et al. 2014 Nat. Photon. 8 437
[76] Gaarde M B, Tate J L and Schafer K J 2008 J. Phys. B 41 132001
[77] Tosa V, Kim H T, Kim I J and Nam C H 2005 Phys. Rev. A 71 063807
[78] Jin C, Le A T, Trallero-Herrero C A and Lin C D 2011 Phys. Rev. A 84 043411
[79] Geissler M, Tempea G, Scrinzi A, Schnürer M, Krausz F and Brabec T 1999 Phys. Rev. Lett. 83 2930
[80] Pan Y, Guo F M, Yang Y J and Ding D J 2019 Chin. Phys. B 28 113201
[81] Vozzi C, Negro M, Calegari F, Stagira S, Kovács K and Tosa V 2011 New J. Phys. 13 073003
[82] Balcou P et al. 1997 Phys. Rev. A 55 3204
[83] Pfeifer T et al. 2006 Rep. Prog. Phys. 69 443
[84] Willner A et al., 2011 Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 175002
[85] Hernández-García C, Perez-Hernández J A, Popmintchev T, Murnané M M, Kapteyn H C, Jaron-Becker A, Becker A and Plaja L 2013 Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 033002
[86] Goulielmakis E et al. 2008 Science 320 1614
[87] Sansone G et al. 2006 Science 314 443
[88] Mashiko H, Gilbertson S, Li C, Khan S D, Shakya M M, Moon E and Chang Z H 2008 Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 103906
[89] Zeng B, Chu W, Li G H, Yao J P, Ni J L, Zhang H S, Cheng Y, Xu Z Z, Wu Y and Chang Z H 2012 Phys. Rev. A 85 033839
[90] Takahashi E J, Lan P F, Muecke O D, Nabekawa Y and Midorikawa K 2010 Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 233901
[91] Zeng Z, Cheng Y, Song X, Li R and Xu Z 2007 Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 203901
[92] Wang Z, Li Y, Wang S Y, Hong W Y, Zhang Q B and Lu P X 2013 Phys. Rev. A 87 033822
[93] Mauritsson J, Johnsson P, Gustafsson E, L'Huillier A, Schafer K J and Gaarde M B 2006 Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 013001
[94] Lan P F, Lu P X, Cao W, Li Y H and Wang X L 2007 Phys. Rev. A 76 011402R
[95] Lan P F, Takahashi E J and Midorikawa K 2010 Phys. Rev. A 82 053413
[96] Wu J, Zhang G T, Xia C L and Liu X S 2010 Phys. Rev. A 82 013411
[97] Li P C, Liu I L and Chu S I 2011 Opt. Express 19 23857
[98] Li P C, Zhou X X, Wang G L and Zhao Z X 2009 Phys. Rev. A 80 053825
[99] Li P C and Chu S I 2012 Phys. Rev. A 86 013411
[1] Role of potential on high-order harmonic generation from atoms irradiated by bichromatic counter-rotating circularly polarized laser fields
Xu-Xu Shen(申许许), Jun Wang(王俊), Fu-Ming Guo(郭福明), Ji-Gen Chen(陈基根), Yun-Jun Yang(杨玉军). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(8): 083201.
[2] Semi-integer harmonic generation from an argon atom by bichromatic counter-rotating circularly polarized laser field
Tong Qi(齐桐), Xiao-Xin Huo(霍晓鑫), Jun Zhang(张军), Xue-Shen Liu(刘学深). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(5): 053201.
[3] Controlling paths of high-order harmonic generation by orthogonal two-color fields
Ze-Hui Ma(马泽慧), Cai-Ping Zhang(张彩萍), Jun-Lin Ma(马俊琳), Xiang-Yang Miao(苗向阳). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(4): 043201.
[4] Phase jump in resonance harmonic emission driven by strong laser fields
Yuan-Yuan Zhao(赵媛媛), Di Zhao(赵迪), Chen-Wei Jiang(蒋臣威), Ai-Ping Fang(方爱平), Shao-Yan Gao(高韶燕), Fu-Li Li(李福利). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(2): 023201.
[5] Numerical simulations of strong-field processes in momentum space
Yan Xu(徐彦), Xue-Bin Bian(卞学滨). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(2): 023202.
[6] Comparative study on atomic ionization in bicircular laser fields by length and velocity gauges S-matrix theory
Hong Xia(夏宏), Xin-Yan Jia(贾欣燕), Xiao-Lei Hao(郝小雷), Li Guo(郭丽), Dai-He Fan(樊代和), Gen-Bai Chu(储根柏), Jing Chen(陈京). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(2): 023204.
[7] Role of quantum paths in generation of attosecond pulses
M R Sami and A Shahbaz†. Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(10): 104207.
[8] An improved method for the investigation of high-order harmonic generation from graphene
Zhong Guan(管仲), Lu Liu(刘璐), Guo-Li Wang(王国利)†, Song-Feng Zhao(赵松峰), Zhi-Hong Jiao(焦志宏), and Xiao-Xin Zhou(周效信)‡. Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(10): 104206.
[9] Quantum interference of a time-dependent wave packet of atom irradiated by an ultra-short laser pulse
Wen-Min Yan(闫文敏), Ji-Gen Chen(陈基根), Jun Wang(王俊), Fu-Ming Guo(郭福明), Yu-Jun Yang(杨玉军). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(1): 013202.
[10] Bohmian trajectory perspective on strong field atomic processes
Xuan-Yang Lai(赖炫扬), Xiao-Jun Liu(柳晓军). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(1): 013205.
[11] Quantum interference of multi-orbital effects in high-harmonic spectra from aligned carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide
Hong-Jing Liang(梁红静), Xin Fan(范鑫), Shuang Feng(冯爽), Li-Yu Shan(单立宇), Qing-Hua Gao(高庆华), Bo Yan(闫博), Ri Ma(马日), Hai-Feng Xu(徐海峰). Chin. Phys. B, 2019, 28(9): 094207.
[12] Influence of intraband motion on the interband excitation and high harmonic generation
Rui-Xin Zuo(左瑞欣), Xiao-Hong Song(宋晓红), Xi-Wang Liu(刘希望), Shi-Dong Yang(杨士栋), Wei-Feng Yang(杨玮枫). Chin. Phys. B, 2019, 28(9): 094208.
[13] Resolving multi-orbital effects on high harmonic generation from aligned N2 molecules in linearly and elliptically polarized intense laser fields
Hong-Jing Liang(梁红静), Xin Fan(范鑫), Shuang Feng(冯爽), Li-Yu Shan(单立宇), Qing-Hua Gao(高庆华), Bo Yan(闫博), Ri Ma(马日), Hai-Feng Xu(徐海峰), Da-Jun Ding(丁大军). Chin. Phys. B, 2019, 28(9): 094211.
[14] Photoelectron imaging of resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization and above-threshold ionization of ammonia molecules in a strong 800-nm laser pulse
Le-Le Song(宋乐乐), Ya-Nan Sun(孙亚楠), Yan-Hui Wang(王艳辉), Xiao-Chun Wang(王晓春), Lan-Hai He(赫兰海), Si-Zuo Luo(罗嗣佐), Wen-Hui Hu(胡文惠), Qiu-Nan Tong(佟秋男), Da-Jun Ding(丁大军), Fu-Chun Liu(刘福春). Chin. Phys. B, 2019, 28(6): 063201.
[15] Femtosecond enhancement cavity with kilowatt average power
Jin Zhang(张津), Lin-Qiang Hua(华林强), Shao-Gang Yu(余少刚), Zhong Chen(陈忠), Xiao-Jun Liu(柳晓军). Chin. Phys. B, 2019, 28(4): 044206.
No Suggested Reading articles found!