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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7599–7607

High harmonic spectra contributed by HOMO-1 orbital of aligned CO2 molecules

Jiawei Li, Peng Liu, Hua Yang, Liwei Song, Shitong Zhao, Hui Lu, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7599-7607 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007599


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Abstract

We observe the high harmonic generation (HHG) from anti-aligned CO2 molecules when the on-axis peak of HHG from HOMO-2 orbital disappears. The harmonic emission at anti-alignment can be attributed to the contribution of HOMO-1 orbital. Simulations reproduce these observations and reveal the angular distributions of tunneling ionization from HOMO and HOMO-1 respectively at different intensity. The determination of HOMO-1 orbital contributions in harmonic spectra is important for the tomography imaging of aligned molecules and analysis of the time evolved harmonic emission.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2013
Published: March 19, 2013

Citation
Jiawei Li, Peng Liu, Hua Yang, Liwei Song, Shitong Zhao, Hui Lu, Ruxin Li, and Zhizhan Xu, "High harmonic spectra contributed by HOMO-1 orbital of aligned CO2 molecules," Opt. Express 21, 7599-7607 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-7599


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