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Title:
Control of $H_{2}$ Dissociative Ionization in the Nonlinear Regime Using Vacuum Ultraviolet Free-Electron Laser Pulses
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EuXFEL staff, Other
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Instrument SQS
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Abstract:
The role of the nuclear degrees of freedom in nonlinear two-photon single ionization of $H_{2}$ molecules interacting with short and intense vacuum ultraviolet pulses is investigated, both experimentally and theoretically, by selecting single resonant vibronic intermediate neutral states. This high selectivity relies on the narrow bandwidth and tunability of the pulses generated at the FERMI free-electron laser. A sustained enhancement of dissociative ionization, which even exceeds nondissociative ionization, is observed and controlled as one selects progressively higher vibronic states. With the help of $ab initio$ calculations for increasing pulse durations, the photoelectron and ion energy spectra obtained with velocity map imaging allow us to identify new photoionization pathways. With pulses of the order of 100 fs, the experiment probes a timescale that lies between that of ultrafast dynamical processes and that of steady state excitations.
Imprint:
American Physical Society, 2018
Journal Information:
Physical Review Letters, 121 (10), 103002 (2018)
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English


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