Disentangling molecular alignment and enhanced ionization in intense laser fields

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.59.R3170
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review A
ISSN1050-2947
1094-1622
Volume59
Issue5
PagesR3170R3173
AbstractUsing circular and linear laser polarization for strong-field dissociative ionization we show that iodine molecules are rotationally fixed by their own moment of inertia during the dissociative ionization with a 80-fs pulse. What seems to be alignment of the fragments is created by an enhancement of the ionization rate, which is strongly dependent on the angle between the molecular axis and the laser electric-field vector. By the introduced method we can measure the degree of alignment I₂, Br₂, Cl₂, and O₂ and independently estimate the enhancement of the ionization rate for I₂
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Security and Disruptive Technologies
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NPARC number21277554
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