Representation of the pulsed output from a mode-locked laser using quantum field theory and an application in multiphoton ionisation

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The pulsed output obtainable from a mode-locked laser has usually been described using classical radiation theory. A quantised-field representation is developed and utilised in a discussion of multiphoton ionisation. The assumptions made in deriving the results are critically examined, and a modification of the theory to deal with other kinds of pulsed radiation is indicated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2655-2664
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 1978

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