Femtosecond Coulomb explosion imaging of vibrational wave functions

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.3416
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review Letters
ISSN0031-9007
1079-7114
Volume82
Issue17
Pages34163419; # of pages: 4
AbstractBecause of the nonlinearity of multiphoton ionization, an intense 5 fs pulse is short enough to change the ionization probability from near zero to near unity in less than one-half of a laser period. For H₂⁺ this exposes all parts of the vibrational wave function to the full force of Coulomb repulsion at nearly the same time. By solving the time dependent Schrödinger equation, following both electron and ion motion we show that the initial vibrational wave function Ψ(R) of H₂⁺ can be reconstructed by using Coulomb's law to map the ion fragment kinetic energy spectrum into |Ψ(R)|².
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Security and Disruptive Technologies
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NPARC number21277558
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