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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2221–2226

Three-dimensional spatial imaging in multiphoton ionization rate measurements

Richard Bredy, Howard A. Camp, Hai Nguyen, Takaaki Awata, Bing Shan, Zhenghu Chang, and B. D. DePaola  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 2221-2226 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.002221


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Abstract

An experiment is described in which an apparatus is used to demonstrate the feasibility of measuring multiphoton photoionization rates in the interaction of short pulsed lasers with atoms or molecules. With this methodology, the ionization rate is measured as a function of the spatial position in the beam-waist region of the laser through the direct three-dimensional spatial imaging of the ionization events. Thus, if the spatial dependence of the laser beam intensity were known, a series of experiments could yield the intensity dependence of multiphoton ionization without the assumptions or errors that are generally inherent in the integration over one or more dimensions in the laser focal volume.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(260.3230) Physical optics : Ionization
(260.5210) Physical optics : Photoionization
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes

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Richard Bredy, Howard A. Camp, Hai Nguyen, Takaaki Awata, Bing Shan, Zhenghu Chang, and B. D. DePaola, "Three-dimensional spatial imaging in multiphoton ionization rate measurements," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 2221-2226 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-12-2221

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