Strong Laser Fields
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Correlation between Double and Nonresonant Single Ionization
R. Wiehle and B. Witzel
Department of Molecular and Optical Physics, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Hermann-Herder-Strasse 3, D-79104  Freiburg, Germany


We performed simultaneous measurements of electrons and ions produced in Xe photoionization driven by an 800-nm, 100-fs laser pulse. The obtained energy and angular resolved electron spectra allow the identification of the electronic states populated during the ionization. Xe2+ ions appear at the same laser intensity as electrons emerging from a nonresonant 9-photon ionization process of Xe. Similar to optical tunneling ionization, the nonresonant ionization delivers low-energy electrons needed for the formation of Xe2+ by a backscattering process. ©2002 The American Physical Society

©2002 Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 223002-1 (2002)

PACS: 32.80.Gc, 32.80.Rm, 39.30.+w

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