Atomic stabilisation in a laser field
N.B. Delone a
V.P. Krainov b
a Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vavilova 38, Moscow, 119942, Russian Federation
b Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Institutskii per. 9, Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow Region, 141700, Russian Federation
Physical phenomena arising in the photoionisation of an atom in a laser radiation field are considered. Theoretical studies conducted by means of various methods are reviewed, predicting the existence of the atomic stabilisation effect — the reduction in photoionisation probability with increasing field strength in a fixed radiation field. Variuos experiments designed to observe the effect are discussed.