Abstract

Two-color (800- and 400-nm) short (45-fs) linearly polarized pulses are used to ionize and dissociate CO and NO. The emission of Cq+, Nq+, and O⁺ fragments indicates that the higher ionization rate occurs when the peak electric field points from C to O in CO and from N to O in NO. This preferred direction is in agreement with that predicted by Stark-corrected strong-field-approximation calculations.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

CO And NO; Femtoseconds; Ionization Rates; Linearly Polarized; Orientation Dependence; Peak Electric Field; Two-Color; Two-Color Laser Fields, Electric Fields, Ionization

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1050-2947

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2011 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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Physics Commons

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