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|Date of Issue||2012-04-23|
|Description||Mentors: Xiaoxu Guan and Klaus Bartschat||en_US|
|Description||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|
|Sponsorship||Drake University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Physics & Astronomy||en_US|
|Part of Series||DUCURS;2012;6|
|Title||The Hydrogen Molecular Ion in an Intense Elliptically Polarized Laser Pulse||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.