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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 16025–16034

Complex sub-laser-cycle electron dynamics in strong-field nonsequential triple ionizaion

Yueming Zhou, Qing Liao, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 16025-16034 (2010)

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Using the full three-dimensional classical ensemble model, we have investigated nonsequential triple ionization (NSTI) of Ne by intense linearly polarized laser fields systematically. Trajectory back analysis enables us to identify the various NSTI channels at different intensities in an intuitive way. The momentum distributions of the triply ionized ions calculated by this model agree well with the experimental results over a wide range of laser intensities [J. Phys. B 41, 081006 (2008)]. With this classical model we achieve insight into the complex sub-laser-cycle dynamics of the correlated three electrons in NSTI.

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

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2010
Published: July 14, 2010

Yueming Zhou, Qing Liao, and Peixiang Lu, "Complex sub-laser-cycle electron dynamics in strong-field nonsequential triple ionizaion," Opt. Express 18, 16025-16034 (2010)

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