We have measured full momentum images of electrons rescattered from Xe, Kr, and Ar following the liberation of the electrons from these atoms by short, intense laser pulses. At high momenta the spectra show angular structure (diffraction) which is very target dependent and in good agreement with calculated differential cross sections for the scattering of free electrons from the corresponding ionic cores.
D. Ray and B. Ulrich and I. Bocharova and C. Maharjan and P. Ranitovic and B. Gramkow and M. Magrakvelidze and S. De and I. V. Litvinyuk and A. Le and T. Morishita and C. D. Lin and G. G. Paulus and C. L. Cocke, "Large-Angle Electron Diffraction Structure in Laser-Induced Rescattering from Rare Gases," Physical Review Letters, vol. 100, no. 14, American Physical Society (APS), Apr 2008.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.143002
Keywords and Phrases
Electron Diffraction; Krypton; Laser Pulses; Spectrum Analysis; Xenon, Angular Structure; Ionic Cores; Momentum Images, Electrons
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01 Apr 2008