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Title: Quantum state-resolved probing of strong-field-ionized xenon atoms using femtosecond high-order harmonic transient absorption spectroscopy.

Abstract

Femtosecond high-order harmonic transient absorption spectroscopy is used to resolve the complete |j,m{r_angle} quantum state distribution of Xe{sup +} produced by optical strong-field ionization of Xe atoms at 800 nm. Probing at the Xe N4/5 edge yields a population distribution {rho}j,|m| of {rho}3/2,1/2:{rho}1/2,1/2:{rho}3/2,3/2=75{+-}6 :12{+-}3 :13{+-}6%. The result is compared to a tunnel ionization calculation with the inclusion of spin-orbit coupling, revealing nonadiabatic ionization behavior. The sub-50-fs time resolution paves the way for tabletop extreme ultraviolet absorption probing of ultrafast dynamics.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Science Foundation (NSF); Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship
OSTI Identifier:
914941
Report Number(s):
ANL/CHM/JA-58489
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; TRN: US200817%%24
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys. Rev. Lett.; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: Apr. 6, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ATOMS; DISTRIBUTION; HARMONICS; IONIZATION; TIME RESOLUTION; XENON; XENON IONS; PROBES

Citation Formats

Loh, Z.-H., Khalil, M., Correa, R. E., Santra, R., Buth, C., Leone, S. R., Chemistry, Univ. of California, and LBNL. Quantum state-resolved probing of strong-field-ionized xenon atoms using femtosecond high-order harmonic transient absorption spectroscopy.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.143601.
Loh, Z.-H., Khalil, M., Correa, R. E., Santra, R., Buth, C., Leone, S. R., Chemistry, Univ. of California, & LBNL. Quantum state-resolved probing of strong-field-ionized xenon atoms using femtosecond high-order harmonic transient absorption spectroscopy.. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.143601.
Loh, Z.-H., Khalil, M., Correa, R. E., Santra, R., Buth, C., Leone, S. R., Chemistry, Univ. of California, and LBNL. Fri . "Quantum state-resolved probing of strong-field-ionized xenon atoms using femtosecond high-order harmonic transient absorption spectroscopy.". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.143601.
@article{osti_914941,
title = {Quantum state-resolved probing of strong-field-ionized xenon atoms using femtosecond high-order harmonic transient absorption spectroscopy.},
author = {Loh, Z.-H. and Khalil, M. and Correa, R. E. and Santra, R. and Buth, C. and Leone, S. R. and Chemistry and Univ. of California and LBNL},
abstractNote = {Femtosecond high-order harmonic transient absorption spectroscopy is used to resolve the complete |j,m{r_angle} quantum state distribution of Xe{sup +} produced by optical strong-field ionization of Xe atoms at 800 nm. Probing at the Xe N4/5 edge yields a population distribution {rho}j,|m| of {rho}3/2,1/2:{rho}1/2,1/2:{rho}3/2,3/2=75{+-}6 :12{+-}3 :13{+-}6%. The result is compared to a tunnel ionization calculation with the inclusion of spin-orbit coupling, revealing nonadiabatic ionization behavior. The sub-50-fs time resolution paves the way for tabletop extreme ultraviolet absorption probing of ultrafast dynamics.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.143601},
journal = {Phys. Rev. Lett.},
number = Apr. 6, 2007,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}