Laser Enhancement of Nuclear Decay Academic Article uri icon


  • Nuclear decay in the presence of a very intense laser field is considered. If the energy which is available for the decay in the absence of the field is small, the impact of the laser field is very significant, resulting in a large enhancement of the decay and a large upshift of the energies. 1981 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Becker, W., Louisell, W. H., McCullen, J. D., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Becker, W||Louisell, WH||McCullen, JD||Scully, MO

publication date

  • November 1981