Atomic xenon ionization in ultra-strong laser fields is measured to give mega-electron volt photoelectrons. The yields and angular distributions for electrons above the pondermotive energy are shown to be consistent with a semi-classical model.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics
I. Ghebregziabher, J. M. Waesche, A. D. DiChiara, N. Ekanayake, B. L. Wen, and B. C. Walker, "MeV Photoelectrons from Xenon in a Strong Laser Field," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JFB7.
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