Intense Laser Fields
The theoretical topics in the physics of intense laser fields
studied at Durham currently include:
The interaction of ultra-short (few-cycle) pulses with atoms and ions,
in particular the interplay between classical dynamics and quantum
mechanics revealed by energy and angular distributions of the
The interactions of ultra-strong pulses with relativistic ions.
How and why the spectrum of the quasistationary states of atoms exposed
to an intense laser field vary with wavelength and intensity.