Transient localized electron dynamics simulation during femtosecond laser tunnel ionization of diamond

C. Wang, L. Jiang, F. Wang, X. Li, Y. P. Yuan, L. T. Qu, Y. F. Lu

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A real-time and real-space time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) is applied to simulate the nonlinear electron-photon interactions during femtosecond laser processing of diamond when tunnel ionization dominates. The transient localized electron dynamics including the electron excitation, energy absorption and electron density evolution are described in this Letter. In addition, the relationships among average absorbed energy, Keldysh parameter and laser intensity are revealed when the laser frequency is fixed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3327-3331
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012



  • Electron dynamics
  • Time-dependent density-functional theory
  • Tunnel ionization

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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