Resonant laser assisted elastic scattering of electrons by lithium and sodium atoms
Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University, A-10, Sector 62, Noida, U.P., 201 307, India
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Revised: 28 January 2009
Published online: 19 March 2009
In this paper we report a study on the elastic scattering of electrons by lithium and sodium atoms in the presence of circularly polarized resonant laser field within the framework of the two-state rotating wave approximation. The effect of laser on projectile electrons is described by Volkov states. The frequency of the laser field is chosen to match with the 2s–3p (3s–3p) transition frequency in lithium (sodium) atoms. The total and differential elastic cross sections with single photon exchange are calculated for intermediate energies (50–150 eV) and laser intensity (107–1011 W cm-2).
PACS: 34.80.Qb – Laser-modified scattering
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