Dyson norms in XUV and strong-field ionization of polyatomics: Cytosine and uracil

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.86.053406
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
ISSN1050-2947
Volume86
Issue5
Article number53406
SubjectAmmosov-Delone-Krainov; Continuum structures; Dyson orbital; Extreme ultraviolets; Ionic state; Matrix elements; Multi-electron; Polyatomics; Strong field ionization; Time-dependent; Tunneling ionization; Valence ionization; Aromatic compounds; Estimation; Interlocking signals; Positive ions; Photoionization
AbstractThe extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) and strong-field valence ionization of cytosine and uracil is considered. We examine some simple estimates of the relative yields of the cation states populated following ionization and compare these to the results of a recently developed ab initio-type numerical model designed to compute strong-field ionization of molecules, the so-called time-dependent resolution in ionic states (TD-RIS) method. In analogy with one-photon XUV ionization, where the photoionization matrix elements can be related to the Dyson orbitals, we construct estimates for the yield of strong-field ionization (SFI) to different cation states based on the Dyson orbital norms and the Keldysh tunneling ionization rate. In the case of XUV ionization, the Dyson norms are shown to be good predictors of the relative cation yields when compared with the TD-RIS yields. The Dyson- and Keldysh-based models underestimate the yield to excited cation states in the case of SFI. The increased yield to the excited cation states in the TD-RIS results is attributed to the inclusion of multielectron effects and continuum structure not present in the simple models. The molecular Ammosov-Delone-Krainov (MO-ADK) method of calculating SFI is also considered. This later method is seen to agree more closely with the Dyson- and Keldysh-based estimates as it also fails to capture the multielectron effects and continuum structure included in the TD-RIS approach. ©2012 American Physical Society.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (SIMS-ISSM)
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