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Chin. Phys. B, 2022, Vol. 31(1): 013202    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ac0cdf

Influence of Coulomb force between two electrons on double ionization of He-like atoms

Peipei Liu(刘培培), Yongfang Li(李永芳), and Jingtao Zhang(张敬涛)
Department of Physics, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
Abstract  In strong-field double ionization, two electrons are ionized by intense laser field. These two electrons move in the laser field and the state is described by a Coulomb-Volkov state, where the repulsive Coulomb state describes the relative motion of the two electrons and the Volkov state describes the center-of-mass motion of the two electrons in the laser field. In the frame of scattering theory, we derive a simple analytical formula of the double ionization of He-like atoms. The effect of the Coulomb force between two electrons on the double ionization process is discussed. Numerical studies disclose that the Coulomb force enhances the ionization rate of high-energy electrons but suppresses the ionization rate of the lowest-energy electrons.
Keywords:  double ionization      Coulomb force      Coulomb-Volkov state      scattering theory  
Received:  31 March 2021      Revised:  27 May 2021      Accepted manuscript online:  21 June 2021
PACS:  32.80.Rm (Multiphoton ionization and excitation to highly excited states)  
  32.80.Fb (Photoionization of atoms and ions)  
  34.50.Rk (Laser-modified scattering and reactions)  
  42.50.Hz (Strong-field excitation of optical transitions in quantum systems; multiphoton processes; dynamic Stark shift)  
Fund: This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11674231 and 12074261) and the Shanghai Natural Science Foundation, China (Grant No. 20ZR1441600).
Corresponding Authors:  Jingtao Zhang     E-mail:

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Peipei Liu(刘培培), Yongfang Li(李永芳), and Jingtao Zhang(张敬涛) Influence of Coulomb force between two electrons on double ionization of He-like atoms 2022 Chin. Phys. B 31 013202

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