PyStructureFactor: A Python code for the molecular structure factor in tunneling ionization rates
Tunneling ionization is at the core of strong-field and attosecond science. In this paper, we present PyStructureFactor — a general Python code towards the calculation of the structure factor in the tunneling ionization rate of common molecules under intense laser fields. The numerical implementation is based on the well-developed weak-field asymptotic theory in the integral representation. The information of the electronic structure of the molecules is obtained via the PySCF quantum chemistry package. PyStructureFactor is a general computational framework that can be utilized to compute the molecular structure factor of various types of molecules, including polar and nonpolar diatomic molecules, degenerate molecules, and open-shell molecules. Examples are given that are benchmarked against known results with good agreements. The present PyStructureFactor is implemented in an efficient manner and is easily applicable towards larger molecules.