Title

Efficient Multiphoton Excitation of Multiply Excited States

Abstract

It is shown that if an atomic excitation involves the absorption of more than one photon above the ionization limit, then the total population transfer depends not only on the two-photon generalized excitation cross section but also on the one-photon loss cross section. In the limit of large population transfers, the efficiency can be dominated by the one-photon loss cross section.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0740-3224

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1987 The Optical Society, All rights reserved.

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