Laser — Molecule Interactions at High Intensities

  • K. Codling
  • L. J. Frasinski
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 212)

Abstract

When Rhodes and co-workers1 investigated the multiphoton ionisation (MPI) of Xe using an ArF excimer laser, their results posed a question concerning the process of laser-induced multiple ionisation. Specifically, was the interaction adequately described by a single-electron (sequential) model or was a collective (direct) mechanism required? The Chicago results at that time appeared to point towards a collective picture, whereas the careful work of the Saclay group2 using a frequency-doubled Nd: YAG laser strongly suggested that, at the higher intensities, a sequential process was more appropriate.

Keywords

Laser Field Drift Tube Potential Energy Curve Picosecond Laser Field Ionisation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Codling
    • 1
  • L. J. Frasinski
    • 1
  1. 1.J.J. Thomson Physical LaboratoryReadingUSA

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