Strong Laser Fields
Department of Molecular and Optical Physics - University of Freiburg, Germany.

Photodetachment dynamics of F2- in a strong laser field
Hannes Hultgren and Igor Yu. Kiyan
Department of Molecular and Optical Physics, University of Freiburg, Stefan-Meier-Strasse 19, 79104 Freiburg, Germany

Phys. Rev. A 84, 015401 (2011) [4 pages]


The angle-resolved photoelectron spectrum of F2-, exposed to a strong infrared laser pulse, is significantly different from the spectrum of F- obtained under the same experimental conditions. The experimental results are used to test the theory based on the molecular strong-field approximation. Both the dressed and the undressed versions of this theory fail to reproduce the F2- spectrum. One origin for this discrepancy is that photodetachment of F- produced by strong-field dissociation of F2- needs to be considered.

©2011 American Physical Society

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.015401
PACS: 32.80.Gc, 32.80.Rm