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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 17070–17075

Double ionization of HeH+ molecules in intense laser fields

Qing Liao, Peixiang Lu, Qingbin Zhang, Zhenyu Yang, and Xinbing Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 17070-17075 (2008)

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We present quantum mechanical calculations of double ionization of HeH+ molecules by intense laser pulses at various intensities. The resulting two-electron momentum distributions exhibit a clear asymmetry, which depends on the laser intensity. The asymmetric charge configuration of HeH+ is responsible for the asymmetric two-electron momentum distributions. An approach to control the dynamics of double ionization of heteronuclear molecules is proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(260.3230) Physical optics : Ionization
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2008
Published: October 10, 2008

Qing Liao, Peixiang Lu, Qingbin Zhang, Zhenyu Yang, and Xinbing Wang, "Double ionization of HeH+ molecules in intense laser fields," Opt. Express 16, 17070-17075 (2008)

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