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_id: '1604552'
abstract:
- lang: eng
text: Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory (IMST) provides a systematic ab initio
approach to investigate the dynamics of atoms and molecules interacting with intense
laser radiation. We review the derivation of IMST as well as its diagrammatic
representation and point out its advantage over the conventional 'prior' and 'post'
expansions which are shown to be special cases of IMST. The practicality and usefulness
of the theory is illustrated by its application to a number of current problems
of atomic and molecular ionization in intense fields. We also present a consistent
S-matrix formulation of the quantum amplitude for high harmonic generation (HHG)
and point out some of the most general properties of HHG radiation emitted by
a single atom as well as its relation to coherent emission from many atoms. Experimental
results for single and double (multiple) ionization of atoms and the observed
distributions of coincidence measurements are analysed and the dominant mechanisms
behind them are discussed. Ionization of more complex systems such as diatomic
and polyatomic molecules in intense laser fields is analysed as well using IMST
and the results are discussed with special attention to the role of molecular
orbital symmetry and molecular orientation in space. The review ends with a summary
and a brief outlook.
article_type: review
author:
- first_name: Andreas
full_name: Becker, Andreas
last_name: Becker
- first_name: Farhard
full_name: Faisal, Farhard
id: '40255'
last_name: Faisal
citation:
ama: Becker A, Faisal F. Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory. *JOURNAL OF
PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS*. 2005;38(3):R1-R56.
angewandte-chemie: A. Becker, and F. Faisal, “Intense-field many-body S-matrix
theory”, *JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS*, **2005**,
*38*, R1-R56.
apa: Becker, A., & Faisal, F. (2005). Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory.
*JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS*, *38*(3),
R1-R56. doi:10.1088/0953-4075/38/3/R01
apa_indent: Becker,
A., & Faisal, F. (2005). Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory. *JOURNAL
OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS*, *38*(3), R1-R56.
doi:10.1088/0953-4075/38/3/R01

aps: ' A. Becker and F. Faisal, Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory, JOURNAL
OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS **38**, R1 (2005).'
bio1: 'Becker A, Faisal F (2005)

Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS 38(3): R1-R56.'
chicago: 'Becker,
Andreas, and Faisal, Farhard. 2005. “Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory”.
*JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS* 38 (3): R1-R56.

'
default: 'Becker A, Faisal F (2005)

*JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR
AND OPTICAL PHYSICS* 38(3): R1-R56.'
dgps: Becker,
A. & Faisal, F. (2005). Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory. *JOURNAL
OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS*, *38*(3), R1-R56.
IOP PUBLISHING LTD. doi:10.1088/0953-4075/38/3/R01.

frontiers: Becker, A., and Faisal, F. (2005). Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory.
*JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS* 38, R1-R56.
harvard1: Becker, A., & Faisal, F., 2005. Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory.
*JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS*, 38(3), p R1-R56.
ieee: ' A. Becker and F. Faisal, “Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory”, *JOURNAL
OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS*, vol. 38, 2005, pp. R1-R56.'
lncs: ' Becker, A., Faisal, F.: Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory. JOURNAL
OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS. 38, R1-R56 (2005).'
mla: 'Becker, Andreas, and Faisal, Farhard. “Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory”.
*JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS* 38.3 (2005):
R1-R56.'
wels: 'Becker, A.; Faisal, F. (2005): Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory *JOURNAL
OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS*,38:(3): R1-R56.'
date_created: 2010-04-28T12:40:22Z
date_updated: 2018-07-24T12:59:44Z
department:
- _id: '23470672'
document_type: journalArticle
doi: 10.1088/0953-4075/38/3/R01
edit_mode: expert
external_id:
isi:
- '000227929800004'
first_author: Becker, Andreas
intvolume: ' 38'
isi: '1'
issue: '3'
language:
- iso: eng
page: R1-R56
publication: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS
publication_identifier:
eissn:
- 1361-6455
issn:
- 0953-4075
publication_status: published
publisher: IOP PUBLISHING LTD
quality_controlled: '1'
status: public
title: Intense-field many-body S-matrix theory
type: journal_article
volume: '38'
year: '2005'
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