Enhanced Ionization of Molecular Ions in Intense Laser Fields: Experiments on the Iodine Melecule

  • E. Constant
  • H. Stapelfeldt
  • P. B. Corkum
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 62)


Based on ultrashort laser pulse multiphoton pump-probe techniques we have observed enhanced ionization of diatomic ions in intense laser fields at a critical internuclear separation when the laser is polarized parallel to the internuclear axis. No such enhancement is observed for perpendicular polarization in agreement with recent calculations of enhanced ionization due to electron localization.


Wave Packet Probe Pulse Ionization Rate Internuclear Distance Charge State Distribution 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. [1]
    E. Constant, H. Stapelfeldt, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4140 (1996).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    T. Seideman, M. Yu Ivanov, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 2819 (1995)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  3. [2a]
    T. Zuo and A. D. Bandrauk, Phys. Rev. A 52, R2511 (1995).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  4. [3]
    H. Stapelfeldt, E. Constant, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett 74, 3780 (1995).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  5. [4]
    D. Normand and M. Schmidt, Phys. Rev. A 53, R1958 (1996).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Constant
    • 1
  • H. Stapelfeldt
    • 1
  • P. B. Corkum
    • 1
  1. 1.Steacie Institute for Molecular SciencesNational Research CouncilOttawaCanada

Personalised recommendations