- Top of page
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Optical control of field emission sites
- 3 Mechanism of laser-induced electron emission
- 4 Summary
Recent experimental and theoretical investigations on asymmetric field emission induced by weak femtosecond laser pulses and also its emission mechanisms are briefly reviewed. The emission mechanisms are discussed further for a wider range of DC fields and laser power. It appears that firstly photo-assisted field emission from lower-excitation order grows in the higher DC fields and secondly our simulations can be applied only for lower laser power.