Nonlinear ionization of organic molecules in high intensity laser fields

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.5082
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review Letters
ISSN0031-9007
1079-7114
Volume84
Issue22
Pages50825085; # of pages: 4
AbstractWe use a series of 23 organic molecules to study ionization of complex media caused by their interaction with intense 40 fs, 0.8μm pulses. All molecules reach saturated ionization at higher intensities than would be expected for atoms of the same ionization potential, reminiscent to what has been reported for dielectric breakdown with femtosecond pulses. Dependence of the ionization rate on the alignment of the molecule with the laser field is ruled out as the cause of the high saturation intensities. All molecules allow a significant range of intensities between the region of approximately 100% ionization and before the second and subsequent electrons are removed.
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Security and Disruptive Technologies
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NPARC number21277544
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