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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 19, 2007
  • pp: 1845–1850

Argon-like three-electron trajectories in intense-field double and triple ionization

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

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1845-1850 (2007)

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We present the double- and triple-ionization momentum distributions obtained from a 3-e planar classical calculation in a laser pulse with peak intensity of 0.8 PW/cm2. The calculated distributions agree surprisingly well with the experimental Ar2+ and Ar3+ distributions at the same laser intensity. We demonstrate four recollision pathways that contribute significantly to the production of the doubly and triply charged ions. In particular, the intense-field double ionization pathways are discussed beyond the two-active-electron picture.

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

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2007
Published: February 19, 2007

Phay J. Ho and J. H. Eberly, "Argon-like three-electron trajectories in intense-field double and triple ionization," Opt. Express 15, 1845-1850 (2007)

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