Above-threshold ionization processes in diatomic molecules driven by strong laser fields

Noslen Suárez, Alexis Chacón, Marcelo F. Ciappina, Jens Biegert, Maciej Lewenstein

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In this work we develop a general theory to study above-threshold ionization (ATI) in symmetric diatomic molecules. It is based on the Strong Field Approximation (SFA) and allows us to underpin different physical processes corresponding to (i) direct tunneling ionization; (ii) electron rescattering on the center of origin; and, finally, (iii) electron rescattering on a different center. Very good agreement is observed in comparison of the results obtained with the time-dependent Schrdinger equation (TDSE). Our model also captures the dependence of the ATI spectra on the internuclear distance making possible to retrieve molecular structural information.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032013
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number4
StatePublished - 18 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2017 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 26 Jul 20171 Aug 2017


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