Theory of Multi‐Photon Ionization of Atoms and Molecules

B. Fain, H. Kono, S. H. Lin, W. E. Henke, H. L. Selzle, E. W. Schlag

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In this paper we present a density matrix formalism to treat one‐photon ionization and multiphoton ionization of atoms and molecules in the presence of an external field. It is shown that Fano's results for one‐photon ionization without an external field can easily be obtained from our formulation. For comparison, the Green's function method applied to multiphoton ionization of molecules is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-199
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Sept


  • Green's function
  • Multi‐photon ionization
  • density matrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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