We calculate photoelectron angular distributions (PADs) resulting from single-photon (43 eV) ionization of molecules that have been transiently aligned with a short laser pulse. The total ionization cross sections of N₂ and CO₂ vs the time delay between the aligning laser pulse and the soft x-ray photon are calculated and compared to experimental results reported by I. Thomann et al. [J. Phys. Chem. A 112, 9382 (2008)]. We present the PADs from these aligned molecules in the laboratory frame which can be compared directly with future experiments from aligned N₂ and CO₂. The alignment dependence of single-photon ionization, multiphoton ionization, and high-order harmonic generation are also analyzed.
C. Jin et al., "Theoretical Study of Photoelectron Angular Distributions in Single-Photon Ionization of Aligned N₂ and CO₂," Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 81, no. 3, American Physical Society (APS), Mar 2010.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.81.033421
Keywords and Phrases
Aligned Molecules; High Order Harmonic Generation; Laboratory Frame; Multiphoton Ionization; Photoelectron Angular Distributions; Short Laser Pulse; Single Photon Ionization; Soft X-Ray Photons; Theoretical Study; Total Ionization Cross Sections, Angular Distribution; Laser Pulses; Particle Beams; Particle Detectors; Photoelectrons; Photolithography; Photons; Pulsed Laser Applications, Photoionization
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01 Mar 2010