Relativistic effects in non-linear atom-laser interactions at ultrahigh intensities
|Title||Relativistic effects in non-linear atom-laser interactions at ultrahigh intensities|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Veniard, V, Taieb, R, Szymanowski, C, Maquet, A|
|Secondary Authors||Maruani, J, Minot, C, McWeeny, R, Smeyers, YG|
|Conference Name||NEW TRENDS IN QUANTUM SYSTEMS IN CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, VOL 2 - ADVANCED PROBLEMS AND COMPLEX SYSTEMS|
We address the question of the importance of relativity in selected non-linear radiative processes to be observed when an atomic system is submitted to an intense radiation field. To this end, we report on recent results obtained in the theoretical analysis of the following processes: i) two-photon transitions in high-Z hydrogenic systems, ii) laser-assisted Mott scattering of fast electrons, and iii) two-colour photoionisation spectra of atoms in the simultaneous presence of two ultra-intense laser fields. In each case, the signature of relativistic effects is evidenced.