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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 22 — Nov. 3, 2003
  • pp: 2826–2831

Different rescattering trajectories related to different total electron momenta in nonsequential double ionization

Phay J. Ho and J. H. Eberly  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 22, pp. 2826-2831 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.002826


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Abstract

We extend earlier work on two-electron photo-ionization to analyze electron momentum. We provide theoretical evidence distinguishing two categories of e-e trajectory associated with the correlation that develops when an “outer” electron returns to the nucleus in the presence of a high-intensity optical-wavelength laser field. We use the method of back-analysis to connect these two categories of trajectory with NSDI events having either nearly zero (Z) or substantially non-zero (NZ) total electron momentum.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.3230) Physical optics : Ionization
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2003
Published: November 3, 2003

Citation
Phay Ho and J. Eberly, "Different rescattering trajectories related to different total electron momenta in nonsequential double ionization," Opt. Express 11, 2826-2831 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-22-2826


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