Title

Electric-field-induced modulations in photodetachment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1988

Abstract

Recent observations of the effects of a strong electric field on the photodetachment of H- are accounted for by a frame-transformation analysis. The only input parameter is the binding energy of the negative ion. An absolute cross section that includes the effects of the field is derived. The cross section shows modulations above the detachment threshold. Further, there is now a nonvanishing value below the zero-field threshold as a result of field-assisted tunneling of the photoelectron. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review A

First Page

632

Last Page

635

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