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Seminar: Strong fields interacting with matter – Topics

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General list of topics

A) Elementary processes in strong fields

-Atoms in strong fields, tunneling times, definitions and experimental realization.
-Strong field ionization of molecules, mechanisms, calculations.

-QED in strong fields.
-Relativistic plasma physics.
-Self-field effects.

 
B) Transport and quantum transport

-Fundamental concepts.
-Structure of transport equations.
-Phaenomena of transport.

 
C) Attosecond physics

-Ultrafast imaging techniques.
-single shot diagnostics.
-Coulomb explosion.
-Molecular excitation in photo-ionization processes.
-Laser fields at solid surfaces.

-Surface harmonics.
-Flying mirrors.
-Keldysh theory, photo ionization and transport.
-Sub-femtosecond electronic (de-)excitation processes.

 
D) Laser-solid interactions

-Fermi surface mapping: theory, experiment.
-Transport in solids, non-equilibrium Green's functions methods.
-Dynamical mean field theory. -Boltzmann equations.

 
E) Numerical concepts in plasma physics

-Absorbing boundary conditions.
-Solvers for linear ODEs.
-Multiscale analysis.
-AMR techniques.
-Boundary conditions.
-Shock operators.
-Maxwell field solvers.
-Finite element methods.
-Event generators.

 
F) Applications

-Free electron lasers.
-Fast ion generation with lasers.
-Fast electron generation with lasers.
-Generation of radiation.