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Title: Attosecond coherent control of oxygen dissociation by XUV-IR laser fields using three-dimensional momentum imaging

Abstract

In this paper, we have performed ultrafast three-dimensional ion momentum imaging spectroscopy on the dissociative single ionization of oxygen molecules using attosecond pulse trains with a broad energy spectrum of 5–30 eV. High-resolution momentum imaging allows clear identification of vibrational structures corresponding to the predissociation of highly excited cationic states. By adding a pump infrared field that is synchronized with and polarized orthogonally to the XUV pulse train, and an additional probe IR field, we demonstrate how the yield of O + ions can be steered between different dissociation channels by coherently controlling the coupling between multiple O 2 + * electronic states on an attosecond time scale. Finally, time-dependent calculations in a single active electron approximation allow a qualitative analysis of ion yields for two orientations of the molecular axis.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Division; Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) (Switzerland). Lab. of Physical Chemistry
  2. Goethe Univ. Frankfurt (Germany). Inst. of Nuclear Physics; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
  3. Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan). Center for Computational Sciences
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); German Academic Scholarship Foundation; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
OSTI Identifier:
1464170
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1460483
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; JP16K05
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9926
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; coherent control; ultrafast phenomena

Citation Formats

Ranitovic, P., Sturm, F. P., Tong, X. M., Wright, T. W., Ray, D., Zalyubovskya, I., Shivaram, N., Belkacem, A., Slaughter, D. S., and Weber, Th. Attosecond coherent control of oxygen dissociation by XUV-IR laser fields using three-dimensional momentum imaging. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.98.013410.
Ranitovic, P., Sturm, F. P., Tong, X. M., Wright, T. W., Ray, D., Zalyubovskya, I., Shivaram, N., Belkacem, A., Slaughter, D. S., & Weber, Th. Attosecond coherent control of oxygen dissociation by XUV-IR laser fields using three-dimensional momentum imaging. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.98.013410.
Ranitovic, P., Sturm, F. P., Tong, X. M., Wright, T. W., Ray, D., Zalyubovskya, I., Shivaram, N., Belkacem, A., Slaughter, D. S., and Weber, Th. Mon . "Attosecond coherent control of oxygen dissociation by XUV-IR laser fields using three-dimensional momentum imaging". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.98.013410. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464170.
@article{osti_1464170,
title = {Attosecond coherent control of oxygen dissociation by XUV-IR laser fields using three-dimensional momentum imaging},
author = {Ranitovic, P. and Sturm, F. P. and Tong, X. M. and Wright, T. W. and Ray, D. and Zalyubovskya, I. and Shivaram, N. and Belkacem, A. and Slaughter, D. S. and Weber, Th.},
abstractNote = {In this paper, we have performed ultrafast three-dimensional ion momentum imaging spectroscopy on the dissociative single ionization of oxygen molecules using attosecond pulse trains with a broad energy spectrum of 5–30 eV. High-resolution momentum imaging allows clear identification of vibrational structures corresponding to the predissociation of highly excited cationic states. By adding a pump infrared field that is synchronized with and polarized orthogonally to the XUV pulse train, and an additional probe IR field, we demonstrate how the yield of O+ ions can be steered between different dissociation channels by coherently controlling the coupling between multiple O2+* electronic states on an attosecond time scale. Finally, time-dependent calculations in a single active electron approximation allow a qualitative analysis of ion yields for two orientations of the molecular axis.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.98.013410},
journal = {Physical Review A},
number = 1,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Top: Beamline for generating high flux high harmonic laser pulses using a high power infrared laser system with a loose focusing geometry. The Split-Mirror Interferometer (SMI) splits the XUV/IR beam and provides an adjustable delay between the pump and probe pulses. Bottom: The sketch shows the COLTRIMS stylemore » spectrometer used for 3D momentum imaging of the ion fragments. Note the small inset which introduces the laboratory coordinate frame, with the x direction representing the XUV and IR light propagation, the y axis being the jet and IR polarization direction, and z corresponding to the time of flight and XUV polarization direction.« less

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