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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2519–2527

Molecular photoelectron holography with circularly polarized laser pulses

Weifeng Yang, Zhihao Sheng, Xingpan Feng, Miaoli Wu, Zhangjin Chen, and Xiaohong Song  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2519-2527 (2014)

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We investigate the photoelectron momentum distribution of molecular-ion H 2 + driven by ultrashort intense circularly polarized laser pulses. Both numerical solutions of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation (TDSE) and a quasiclassical model indicate that the photoelectron holography (PH) with circularly polarized pulses can occur in molecule. It is demonstrated that the interference between the direct electron wave and rescattered electron wave from one core to its neighboring core induces the PH. Moreover, the results of the TDSE predict that there is a tilt angle between the interference pattern of the PH and the direction perpendicular to the molecular axis. Furthermore, the tilt angle is sensitively dependent on the wavelength of the driven circularly polarized pulse, which is confirmed by the quasiclassical calculations. The PH induced by circularly polarized laser pulses provides a tool to resolve the electron dynamics and explore the spatial information of molecular structures.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

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Original Manuscript: November 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2014
Published: January 29, 2014

Weifeng Yang, Zhihao Sheng, Xingpan Feng, Miaoli Wu, Zhangjin Chen, and Xiaohong Song, "Molecular photoelectron holography with circularly polarized laser pulses," Opt. Express 22, 2519-2527 (2014)

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