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Photon catalysed autoionisation of lithium

Dixit, S. N. and Lau, Albert M. F. (1984) Photon catalysed autoionisation of lithium. Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, 17 (22). L765-L770. ISSN 0953-4075. doi:10.1088/0022-3700/17/22/001.

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Ab initio calculations are presented for the photon catalysed autoionisation of the metastable 1s2s2p^4P_(5/2)^0 state of lithium. It is shown that, when the photon frequency is resonant with the 1s2s2p^4P_(5/2)^0-1s2p_(22)P_(3/2) transition frequency, the probability induced by a 1 ns laser pulse becomes larger than the 'natural' probability for laser powers larger than 1.5x10^(11) W cm^(-2).

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Additional Information:© 1984 The Institute of Physics. Received 2 May 1984, in final form 4 September 1984. The authors gratefully acknowledge helpful discussions with Professor C A Nicolaides and with Dr T Upton and thank Professor C Froese Fischer for providing some of the subroutines needed to calculate relativistic interactions. Part of this work was done while the authors were at Exxon Research and Engineering Company. This research was supported in part by the US Department of Energy.
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Subject Keywords:Atomic and molecular physics. Computational physics
Issue or Number:22
Classification Code:PACS: 32.80.Zb, 31.15.A-, 32.70.Cs
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Official Citation: Photon catalysed autoionisation of lithium S N Dixit 1984 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Phys. 17 L765
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