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Title: Inner shell excitation by strong field laser rescattering: optimal laser conditions for high energy recollision

We address the challenge of finding the optimal laser intensity and wavelength to drive high-energy, strong field rescattering and report the maximum yields of K-shell andLI-shell hole creation. Surprisingly, our results show laser-driven rescattering is able to create inner shell holes in all atoms from lithium to uranium with the interaction spanning from the deep IR to x-ray free electron laser sources. The calculated peak rescattering follows a simple scaling with the atomic number and laser wavelength. The results show it is possible to describe the ideal laser intensity and wavelength for general high-energy laser rescattering processes.

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Optical Society of America
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Journal of the Optical Society of America B
0740-3224; JOBPDE
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Article No. 3646
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National Science Foundation
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