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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12576–12583

Photodetachment of F- by a few-cycle circularly polarized laser field

Saverio Bivona, Riccardo Burlon, and Claudio Leone  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12576-12583 (2006)

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We report on calculations of the above threshold detachment of F- by a few-cycle circularly polarized laser field, discussing the effects of both the carrier-envelope relative phase and the number of the cycle contained in a pulse on the angular distribution of ejected photoelectron. The results are analyzed in terms of a two-step semiclassical model: after the electrons are detached through tunnelling their motion is determined by the electric field pulse according to the classical dynamics laws. Anisotropies in the angular distributions of the electrons ejected on the plane perpendicular to the laser propagation direction are found that depend on the number of cycle of the laser pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

Saverio Bivona, Riccardo Burlon, and Claudio Leone, "Photodetachment of F- by a few-cycle circularly polarized laser field," Opt. Express 14, 12576-12583 (2006)

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