Attosecond strobing of two-surface population dynamics in dissociating H2+

A. Staudte, D. Pavičić, S. Chelkowski, D. Zeidler, M. Meckel, Hiromichi Niikura, M. Schöffler, S. Schössler, B. Ulrich, P. P. Rajeev, Th Weber, T. Jahnke, D. M. Villeneuve, A. D. Bandrauk, C. L. Cocke, P. B. Corkum, R. Dörner

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Abstract

Using H2+ and D2+, we observe two-surface population dynamics by measuring the kinetic energy of the correlated ions that are created when H2+ (D2+) ionize in short (40-140 fs) and intense (1014W/cm2) infrared laser pulses. Experimentally, we find a modulation of the kinetic energy spectrum of the correlated fragments. The spectral progression arises from a hitherto unexpected spatial modulation on the excited state population, revealed by Coulomb explosion. By solving the two-level time-dependent Schrödinger equation, we show that an interference between the net-two-photon and the one-photon transition creates localized electrons which subsequently ionize.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073003
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume98
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 14
Externally publishedYes

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Staudte, A., Pavičić, D., Chelkowski, S., Zeidler, D., Meckel, M., Niikura, H., ... Dörner, R. (2007). Attosecond strobing of two-surface population dynamics in dissociating H2+. Physical Review Letters, 98(7), [073003]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.073003

Attosecond strobing of two-surface population dynamics in dissociating H2+. / Staudte, A.; Pavičić, D.; Chelkowski, S.; Zeidler, D.; Meckel, M.; Niikura, Hiromichi; Schöffler, M.; Schössler, S.; Ulrich, B.; Rajeev, P. P.; Weber, Th; Jahnke, T.; Villeneuve, D. M.; Bandrauk, A. D.; Cocke, C. L.; Corkum, P. B.; Dörner, R.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 98, No. 7, 073003, 14.02.2007.

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Staudte, A, Pavičić, D, Chelkowski, S, Zeidler, D, Meckel, M, Niikura, H, Schöffler, M, Schössler, S, Ulrich, B, Rajeev, PP, Weber, T, Jahnke, T, Villeneuve, DM, Bandrauk, AD, Cocke, CL, Corkum, PB & Dörner, R 2007, 'Attosecond strobing of two-surface population dynamics in dissociating H2+', Physical Review Letters, vol. 98, no. 7, 073003. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.073003
Staudte, A. ; Pavičić, D. ; Chelkowski, S. ; Zeidler, D. ; Meckel, M. ; Niikura, Hiromichi ; Schöffler, M. ; Schössler, S. ; Ulrich, B. ; Rajeev, P. P. ; Weber, Th ; Jahnke, T. ; Villeneuve, D. M. ; Bandrauk, A. D. ; Cocke, C. L. ; Corkum, P. B. ; Dörner, R. / Attosecond strobing of two-surface population dynamics in dissociating H2+. In: Physical Review Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 98, No. 7.
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