A note on total cross sections and decay rates in the presence of a laser field Academic Article uri icon


  • It is shown that in the quasiclassical regime total decay rates of neutral particles are unaffected by the application of an intense laser field and decays of otherwise stable charged particles cannot be induced. The method can also be applied to scattering problems in the presence of a laser field. 1983.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters A

author list (cited authors)

  • Becker, W., Moore, G. T., Schlicher, R. R., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Becker, W||Moore, GT||Schlicher, RR||Scully, MO

publication date

  • March 1983