Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
While distortion of the initial negative-ion state by a strong static electric field can have observable effects, the effect attributed by the authors of the preceding Comment [Phys. Rev. A 64, 037401 (2001)] to a cross term between the detaching laser field and the static field is spurious, an artifact of their procedures. Other points of dispute are also clarified.
Rau, A. R. P. and Rangan, Chitra. (2001). Reply to “Comment on ‘Photodetachment in combined static and dynamic electric fields’”. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 64 (3), 037402-1-037402-2.