Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
3:30 PM, Friday, April 3, 2009
Room 155, Chem-Phys Building
Dr. Klaus Bartschat
Our group recently developed a general method  to solve the time-dependent Schrödinger equation
for the interaction of a strong laser pulse with a general atom, i.e., beyond the models of quasi-one
or quasi-two-electron targets. The field-free hamiltonian matrices are generated in a B-spline
R-matrix (close-coupling) method , and the laser field is coupled in through dipole matrices
generated with the same program. The major advantages of our approach are i) its generality
and ii) the possibility of generating highly accurate target descriptions with small configuration
interaction expansions. We propagate the solution of the TDSE by the Arnoldi method . Various
numerical implementations will be discussed and example results for a variety of processes,
including excitation as well as single and double ionization of He, Ne, and Ar will be presented.
 X. Guan, O. Zatsarinny, K. Bartschat, B. I. Schneider, J. Feist, and C.J. Noble,
Phys. Rev. A 76, 053411 (2007).
 O. Zatsarinny, Comp. Phys. Commun. 174, 273 (2006).
 T. J. Park and J. C. Light, J. Chem. Phys. 85, 5870 (1986).
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Refreshments will be served in CP 177 at 3:15 PM