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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Aug 1978|