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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 1999
  • pp: 46–52

Excitation of C60 using a chirped free electron laser

Gert von Helden, Iwan Holleman, Gerard Meijer, and Boris Sartakov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 46-52 (1999)

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Gas phase C60 is resonantly excited using picosecond infrared (IR) pulses from a free electron laser. The excitation can be very high, reaching levels where the thermal emission of electrons from C60 is observed. The excitation is much more efficient when the IR radiation is chirped to lower frequencies during the excitation process. The excitation process is modeled and the results are compared to the experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(300.6410) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, multiphoton

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Laser controlled dynamics

Original Manuscript: December 4, 1998
Published: January 18, 1999

Gert Von Helden, Iwan Holleman, Gerard Meijer, and Boris Sartakov, "Excitation of C60 using a chirped free electron laser," Opt. Express 4, 46-52 (1999)

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