Exterior complex scaling method in TDDFT: HHG of Ar atoms in intense laser fields

K. E. Sosnova, D. A. Telnov, E. B. Rozenbaum, S. I. Chu

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The exterior complex scaling (ECS) method is applied in the framework of time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) to study high-order harmonic generation (HHG) of multielectron atoms in intense laser fields. With the help of ECS, correct outgoing-wave boundary conditions can be imposed on the wave functions at large distances. In our implementation, ECS is combined with the time-dependent generalized pseudospectral method for accurate and efficient solution of the time-dependent Kohn-Sham equations. We make use of LB94 exchange-correlation potential which appears quite accurate in calculations of unperturbed electronic structure of Ar. Calculations of HHG are performed for the laser fields with the wavelength of 800 nm and several peak intensities. The HHG spectrum exhibits an intensity-independent minimum corresponding to the photon energy of about 51 eV which is closely related to the Cooper minimum in the photoionization cross section of Ar. We found that HHG spectra calculated with the frozen-core potential (not including dynamic response of the electron density) differ significantly from those obtained by TDDFT.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012022
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberSECTION 3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event28th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2013 - Lanzhou, China
Duration: 24 Jul 201330 Jul 2013

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