Alignment-dependent strong field ionization of molecules

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.233003
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue23
Pages233003–; # of pages: 1
AbstractWe demonstrate a method to measure strong field laser ionization of aligned molecules. The method employs a macroscopic field-free dynamic alignment, which occurs during revivals of rotational wave packets produced by a femtosecond laser pulse. We investigate the dependence of strong field ionization of N2 on molecular orientation. We determine that N2 molecules are four times more likely to ionize when aligned parallel to the field than when aligned perpendicular to it.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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NPARC number12338257
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