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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12345–12350

Warm target recoil ion momentum spectroscopy for fragmentation of molecular hydrogen by ultrashort laser pulses

Jia Liu, Jian Wu, Achim Czasch, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12345-12350 (2009)

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We demonstrate warm target recoil ion momentum spectroscopy for the fragmentation dynamics of the warm hydrogen molecules at room temperature. The thermal movement effect of the warm molecule is removed by using a correction algorithm in the momentum space. Based on the reconstructed three-dimensional momentum vectors as well as the kinetic energy release spectra, different vibrational states of the H+2 ground state are clearly visible and the internuclear separation for charge resonance enhanced ionization of the second electron is identified. The results show adequate accordance with the former experiments using other techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2009
Published: July 6, 2009

Jia Liu, Jian Wu, Achim Czasch, and Heping Zeng, "Warm target recoil ion momentum spectroscopy for fragmentation of molecular hydrogen by ultrashort laser pulses," Opt. Express 17, 12345-12350 (2009)

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