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## Ionization induced by strong electromagnetic field in low dimensional systems bound by short range forces

Ionization processes for a two dimensional quantum dot subjected to combined electrostatic and alternating electric fields of the same direction are studied using quantum mechanical methods.We derive analytical equations for the ionization probability in dependence on characteristic parameters of the system for both extreme cases of a constan telectric field and of a linearly polarized electromagnetic wave.The ionization probabilities for a superposition of dc and low frequency ac electric fields of the same direction are calculated.The impulse distribution of ionization probability for a system bound by short range forces is found for a superposition of constant and alternating fields. The total probability for this process per unit of timeis derived within exponential accuracy.Forthe first time the influence of alternating electric field on electron tunneling probability induced by an electrostatic field is studied taking into account the pre-exponential term.

We present a general methodology for evaluating structure factors defining the orientation dependence of tunneling ionization rates of molecules, which is a key process in strong-field physics. The method is implemented at the Hartree-Fock level of electronic structure theory and is based on an integralequation approach to the weak-field asymptotic theory of tunneling ionization, which expresses the structure factor in terms of an integral involving the ionizing orbital and a known analytical function. The evaluation of the required integrals is done by three-dimensional quadrature which allows calculations using conventional quantum chemistry software packages. This extends the applications of the weak-field asymptotic theory to polyatomic molecules of almost arbitrary size. The method is tested by comparison with previous results and illustrated by calculating structure factors for the two degenerate highest occupied molecular orbitals (HOMOs) of benzene and for the HOMO and HOMO-1 of naphthalene

An integral equation approach to the weak-field asymptotic theory (WFAT) of tunneling ionization is developed. An integral representation for the exact partial amplitudes of ionization into parabolic channels is derived. The WFAT expansion for the ionization rate follows immediately from this relation. Integral representations for the coefficients in the expansion are obtained. The integrals accumulate where the ionizing orbital has large amplitude and are not sensitive to its behavior in the asymptotic region. Hence, these formulas enable one to reliably calculate the WFAT coefficients even if the orbital is represented by an expansion in Gaussian basis, as is usually the case in standard software packages for electronic structure calculations. This development is expected to greatly simplify the implementation of the WFAT for polyatomic molecules, and thus facilitate its growing applications in strong-field physics.

Analytical expressions are obtained for the ionization rate and partial probabilities of ionization of a twodimensional quantum dot in the field of a linearly polarized electromagnetic wave. The total proba bility of the ionization of a twodimensional quantum dot by a dc electric field is calculated. The probability of the ionization of a system upon the superposition of dc and lowfrequency electric fields of the same direction is determined. The results are compared with data obtained previously for one and threedimensional nanostructures with the shortrange confining potential.

A method based on the spectral analysis of thermowave oscillations formed under the effect of radiation of lasers operated in a periodic pulsed mode is developed for investigating the state of the interface of multilayered systems. The method is based on high sensitivity of the shape of the oscillating component of the pyrometric signal to adhesion characteristics of the phase interface. The shape of the signal is quantitatively estimated using the correlation coefficient (for a film–interface system) and the transfer function (for multilayered specimens).

Let k be a field of characteristic zero, let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over k and let g be its Lie algebra. Let k(G), respectively, k(g), be the field of k- rational functions on G, respectively, g. The conjugation action of G on itself induces the adjoint action of G on g. We investigate the question whether or not the field extensions k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G are purely transcendental. We show that the answer is the same for k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G, and reduce the problem to the case where G is simple. For simple groups we show that the answer is positive if G is split of type A_n or C_n, and negative for groups of other types, except possibly G_2. A key ingredient in the proof of the negative result is a recent formula for the unramified Brauer group of a homogeneous space with connected stabilizers. As a byproduct of our investigation we give an affirmative answer to a question of Grothendieck about the existence of a rational section of the categorical quotient morphism for the conjugating action of G on itself.

Let G be a connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k. In 1965 Steinberg proved that if G is simply connected, then in G there exists a closed irreducible cross-section of the set of closures of regular conjugacy classes. We prove that in arbitrary G such a cross-section exists if and only if the universal covering isogeny Ĝ → G is bijective; this answers Grothendieck's question cited in the epigraph. In particular, for char k = 0, the converse to Steinberg's theorem holds. The existence of a cross-section in G implies, at least for char k = 0, that the algebra k[G]G of class functions on G is generated by rk G elements. We describe, for arbitrary G, a minimal generating set of k[G]G and that of the representation ring of G and answer two Grothendieck's questions on constructing generating sets of k[G]G. We prove the existence of a rational (i.e., local) section of the quotient morphism for arbitrary G and the existence of a rational cross-section in G (for char k = 0, this has been proved earlier); this answers the other question cited in the epigraph. We also prove that the existence of a rational section is equivalent to the existence of a rational W-equivariant map T- - - >G/T where T is a maximal torus of G and W the Weyl group.