Field-induced barrier transparency
Department of Chemistry and Minerva Center for
Non Linear Physics
Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
2 Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire, Campus d'Orsay, 91405 Orsay and UFR de Physique Fondamentale et Appliquée, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 75230, Paris, France.
Accepted: 20 November 1997
We show that the transition of free particles (regardless of their mass) through a periodically driven potential barrier can be almost , although the probability of tunneling through the static potential barrier is almost zero. The conditions for this to happen are discussed and physical candidates for field-induced transparency are examined.
PACS: 03.65.-w – Quantum mechanics / 73.40.Gk – Tunneling
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