Over-the-barrier ionization of H2O by intense ultrashort laser pulses

S. Borbély, K. Tokési, L. Nagy, D. G. Arbó

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The ionization of the H2O molecule in intense ultrashort electric fields was studied theoretically. Ionization probability densities were calculated using classical and quantum mechanical approaches. The water molecule is treated within the hydrogenic approximation. Classical calculations were carried out using the classical trajectory Monte Carlo method, while quantum mechanical calculations are based on the sudden strong field approximation. A good agreement between classical and quantum calculations was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event5th International Conference on Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems, RADAM 2008 - Debrecen, Hungary
Duration: Jun 13 2008Jun 15 2008



  • HO
  • Ionization
  • Ultrashort pulses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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