Nano-engineering of Strong Field Processes in Solids

Title: Nano-engineering of Strong Field Processes in Solids
Authors: A, Kazi
Date: 2016
Abstract: We investigate ionization and high harmonic generation (HHG) from the interaction of a mid infra-red laser pulse with a solid state system confined to nano-dimensions. The theory of strong field processes in solids is developed for confined quantum systems in general. Here it is applied to two-dimensional quantum wires with a driving field linearly polarised along the axis of the wires. Our findings indicate that that we are able to control the ionization and high-harmonic output by altering the width of the wire. Control of ionization leads to an increased damage threshold which has important implications for nano-engineering and realizing all solid state coherent XUV sources.
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