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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5627–5634

The effect of molecular alignment on correlated electron dynamics in nonsequential double ionization

Cheng Huang, Yueming Zhou, Aihong Tong, Qing Liao, Weiyi Hong, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5627-5634 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.005627


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Abstract

The electron-electron correlation in nonsequential double ionization (NSDI) from aligned molecules by linearly polarized 800 nm laser pulses has been investigated with the three-dimensional classical ensemble model. The result shows that for the perpendicular alignment the two electrons involved in NSDI more likely exit the molecule into the opposite hemispheres as compared to the parallel alignment, which agrees well with the experimental result [Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 203003 (2005)]. This alignment effect is qualitatively explained based on the suppressed potential barriers which are different for parallel molecules and perpendicular molecules. Additionally, the intensity dependence of the alignment effect is also explored.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2011
Published: March 10, 2011

Citation
Cheng Huang, Yueming Zhou, Aihong Tong, Qing Liao, Weiyi Hong, and Peixiang Lu, "The effect of molecular alignment on correlated electron dynamics in nonsequential double ionization," Opt. Express 19, 5627-5634 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-6-5627


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