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Photoexcitation of atoms by Laguerre-Gaussian beams. / Peshkov, A. A.; Seipt, D.; Surzhykov, A. et al.

In: Physical review a, Vol. 96, No. 2, 023407, 07.08.2017.

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Peshkov, AA, Seipt, D, Surzhykov, A & Fritzsche, S 2017, 'Photoexcitation of atoms by Laguerre-Gaussian beams', Physical review a, vol. 96, no. 2, 023407. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.96.023407

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Peshkov, A. A., Seipt, D., Surzhykov, A., & Fritzsche, S. (2017). Photoexcitation of atoms by Laguerre-Gaussian beams. Physical review a, 96(2), [023407]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.96.023407

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Peshkov AA, Seipt D, Surzhykov A, Fritzsche S. Photoexcitation of atoms by Laguerre-Gaussian beams. Physical review a. 2017 Aug 7;96(2):023407. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.96.023407

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Peshkov, A. A. ; Seipt, D. ; Surzhykov, A. et al. / Photoexcitation of atoms by Laguerre-Gaussian beams. In: Physical review a. 2017 ; Vol. 96, No. 2.

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