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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11382–11390

Contribution of recollision ionization to the cross-shaped structure in nonsequential double ionization

Cheng Huang, Yueming Zhou, Qingbin Zhang, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11382-11390 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.011382


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Abstract

With the three-dimensional classical ensemble model, we investigate the correlated electron emission in nonsequential double ionization (NSDI) of argon atoms by few-cycle laser pulses. Our calculations well reproduce the experimentally observed cross-shaped structure in the correlated two-electron momentum spectrum [ Nature Commun. 3, 813 (2012)]. By tracing these NSDI trajectories, we find that besides the process of recollision-induced excitation with subsequent ionization just before the next field maximum, the recollision ionization also significantly contributes to the cross-shaped structure.

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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: March 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2013
Published: May 2, 2013

Citation
Cheng Huang, Yueming Zhou, Qingbin Zhang, and Peixiang Lu, "Contribution of recollision ionization to the cross-shaped structure in nonsequential double ionization," Opt. Express 21, 11382-11390 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-11382


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