The Hydrogen Molecular Ion in an Intense Elliptically Polarized Laser Pulse

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Show simple item record DuToit, Ryan 2012-04-23T13:44:55Z 2012-04-23T13:44:55Z 2012-04-23
dc.description Mentors: Xiaoxu Guan and Klaus Bartschat en_US
dc.description.abstract We investigate how the simplest molecular ion, Dihydrogen (H2 +), reacts when exposed to an intense ultrashort laser pulse. We use a computer code written in parallel FORTRAN, which is run on a Drake-owned cluster. The program uses a finite-element method to numerically solve the Schrödinger equation for the ion’s electron. We determine the ground-state energy via imaginary time propagation. After generating the initial wave function of the electron, we consider the effect of a strong laser pulse striking the system. Specifically, we investigate the survival probability of the initial state as a function of the laser intensity and the electric polarization vector. We will show snapshots of the probability density for finding the electron in space at various times in the pulse. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Physics & Astronomy en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS;2012;6
dc.subject Hydrogen ions en_US
dc.subject Laser pulses--Polarization en_US
dc.subject Space charge en_US
dc.subject Schrödinger equation en_US
dc.title The Hydrogen Molecular Ion in an Intense Elliptically Polarized Laser Pulse en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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