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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26359–26369

Wavelength dependence of electron localization in the laser-driven dissociation of H 2 +

Kunlong Liu, Weiyi Hong, Qingbin Zhang, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26359-26369 (2011)

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We theoretically investigate the laser wavelength dependence of asymmetric dissociation of H 2 + . It is found that the electron localization in molecular dissociation is significantly manipulated by varying the wavelength of the driving field. Through creating a strong nuclear vibration in the laser-molecular interaction, our simulations demonstrate that the few-cycle mid-infrared pulse can effectively localize the electron at one of the dissociating nuclei with weak ionization. Moreover, we show that the observed phase-shift of the dissociation asymmetry is attributed to the different population transfers by the remaining fields after the internuclear distances reach the one-photon coupling point.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2011
Published: December 9, 2011

Kunlong Liu, Weiyi Hong, Qingbin Zhang, and Peixiang Lu, "Wavelength dependence of electron localization in the laser-driven dissociation of H2+," Opt. Express 19, 26359-26369 (2011)

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