Radiative decay of autoionizing states in laser fields. II. Photoemission spectra Academic Article uri icon


  • The fluorescence produced by an autoionizing state under strong pumping by a coherent laser field is considered. It is shown how the spectrum of emitted photons and the total number of photons are related to the two-time and single-time atomic expectation values, and explicit expressions are derived for them. Numerical results for the time development of the number of photons ejected are presented for finite times and in the long-time limit. The photon spectra are shown to exhibit ac Stark splitting of the states involved. The spectrum is a doublet for transitions to a stable final state and a triplet for transitions connected back to the initial, strongly driven state. The decay of an autoionizing state in the absence of a laser driving field is considered, and the square of the Fano q value is interpreted as the ratio of two decay rates. 1984 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., Haan, S. L., & Cooper, J.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Haan, SL||Cooper, J

publication date

  • May 1984