Support UVa's Physics Department! >>
Click here for a printable version of this page.

Atomic Physics Seminars

ics Atomic
Thursday, January 22, 2004
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special date.
Enam Chowdhury [Host: Bob Jones]
University of Delaware
"Ultra-Intense Field Physics:Atomic Response"
There is a paradigm shift from high fields (below ~1016 W/cm2) to ultra-high fields, in terms of basic atomic response to the light field. Electron motion becomes relativistic, dipole approximation breaks down, magnetic fields of the light play an important role. What happens to an atom/ion in such an intense field? How are electron correlation effects (e.g. 2 electron wave-packet dynamics) modified? I will try to shed light on some of these topics. Also, I will discuss some novel techniques that we have developed to facilitate the achievements of such fields in table top experiments.

To add a speaker, send an email to phys-speakers@Virginia.EDU. Please include the seminar type (e.g. Atomic Physics Seminars), date, name of the speaker, title of talk, and an abstract (if available).