Near-threshold excitation of continuum resonances

B. Piraux, R. Bhatt, P. L. Knight

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We examine the excitation of continuum-state resonances close to the threshold, paying particular attention to the breakdown of the Markov approximation and the consequences of this for initial-state time dependences and final-state spectra. Several theoretical dressed-state alternative descriptions are analyzed and compared: the nonperturbative coupling of a discrete state to a structured continuum with a threshold, the complete Fano diagonalization of the interacting system, and finally a partial diagonalization of the bound-state couplings to reveal the origin of dressed-state stabilization and partial decay suppression observed in this model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6296-6312
Number of pages17
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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