Exotic atoms in superintense laser fields
Applications in atomic, nuclear, and particle physicsC. Müller1, A. Shahbaz1, T.J. Bürvenich2, K.Z. Hatsagortsyan1 and C.H. Keitel1
1 Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
2 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Ruth-Moufang-Str. 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The interaction of very strong laser fields with hydrogenlike atomic systems is analyzed theoretically. It is shown that the usual magnetic field-induced limitations for efficient recollisions can be overcome by employing exotic atoms rather than ordinary ones. In this way not only high-harmonic radiation in the MeV regime could be produced, but also laser-induced nuclear effects and particle reactions come into the reach of near-future laser facilities.
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