Double photoionization of helium: A generalized Sturmian approach
RANDAZZO J. M; MITNIK D. M.; GASANEO G. ; ANCARANI L. U. ; COLAVECCHIA F. D.
European Physics Journal D
Año: 2015 vol. 69 p. 189 - 199
In this work we study the double photoionization of helium induced by low intensities laser fields in the regime where only one photon absorption occurs. The method proposed here is based on a Generalized Sturmian Functions (GSF) spectral approach which allows the imposition of outgoing boundary conditions for both ejected electrons. These, in turn, construct an hyperspherical flux characteristic of double continuum wave functions. We compare our calculated cross sections at 20 and 40 eV above threshold with absolute and relative measurements, and with other calculations. Our results definitively demonstrate the applicability of the GSF approach for dealing with break-up Coulomb problems. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2015 EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.