Using first-principle multi-electron calculations via the hybrid anti-symmetrized coupled channels method, we create a model to describe both the nonlinear polarization and ionization of the nitrogen molecule. Based on the metastable electronic state approach, it is designed for space- and-time-resolved simulations in nonlinear optics that require modeling of optical pulses that exhibit rich spectral dynamics and propagate over long distances. As a demonstration of the model’s utility, we study low-order harmonic generation in mid-infrared optical filaments.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics