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Title: Effects of Elliptical Polarization on Strong-Field Short-Pulse Double Ionization

Abstract

We predict new end-of-pulse behavior in high-field atomic double ionization. Calculations of atomic electron trajectories in short intense laser pulses confirm our analysis of elliptical polarization. We exhibit a four-band structure in ion momentum distributions under various ellipticities, and predict that sequential and nonsequential double ionization can be cleanly distinguished under elliptical polarization.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Rochester Theory Center and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21364669
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.103007; (c) 2009 The American Physical Society; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ELECTRONS; IONIZATION; LASERS; POLARIZATION; PULSES; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; LEPTONS

Citation Formats

Xu, Wang, and Eberly, J H. Effects of Elliptical Polarization on Strong-Field Short-Pulse Double Ionization. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.103.103007.
Xu, Wang, & Eberly, J H. Effects of Elliptical Polarization on Strong-Field Short-Pulse Double Ionization. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.103.103007
Xu, Wang, and Eberly, J H. Fri . "Effects of Elliptical Polarization on Strong-Field Short-Pulse Double Ionization". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.103.103007.
@article{osti_21364669,
title = {Effects of Elliptical Polarization on Strong-Field Short-Pulse Double Ionization},
author = {Xu, Wang and Eberly, J H},
abstractNote = {We predict new end-of-pulse behavior in high-field atomic double ionization. Calculations of atomic electron trajectories in short intense laser pulses confirm our analysis of elliptical polarization. We exhibit a four-band structure in ion momentum distributions under various ellipticities, and predict that sequential and nonsequential double ionization can be cleanly distinguished under elliptical polarization.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.103.103007},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21364669}, journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 10,
volume = 103,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {9}
}