Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Agnieszka Jaron-Becker

Abstract

Ultrashort high intensity laser pulses have allowed for the observation of ultrafast dynamics in atoms and molecules. Due to the complexity, these multielectron systems interacting with ultrashort intense laser fields are often theoretically studied using the single active electron approximation (SAE). We present here results of simulations within Time Dependent Density Functional Theory which address the multielectron nature of the studied systems. The results exhibit multielectron effects in form of orbital coupling and non-adiabatic electron dynamics in electron localization, high harmonic generation and ionization of N+ 2 interacting with a strong laser pulse.

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