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   Home  List of Issues    Issue 01 , Vol. 01 , 2003    Article Abstract

Chirping-dependent ionization and dissociation of methane in an intense femtosecond laser field
Haizhen Ren, Chengyin Wu, Ri Ma, Hong Yang, Hongbing Jiang, and Qihuang Gong
Chinese Optics Letters , Vol.01 , Issue 01 , PP.60-60(2003)

Keywords(OCIS Code)
320.1590 (chirping), 270.6620 (strong-field processes), 260.5210 (photoionization).

Abstract
We studied the ionization and dissociation of polyatomic molecule methane in an intense femtosecond laser field with wavelength of 810 nm and intensities ranging from 1.4×10^(14) to 2.6×10^(15) W/cm2 by mass spectroscopy. Abundant fragment ions were observed in addition to the strong parent ion. The effect of frequency chirp was investigated and it was found that the negatively chirped pulses dramatically enhanced the dissociation probability, which might be used to control the dissociation pathways.

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Column:ultrafast optics
Note: This work was supported by the National Key Basic Research Special Foundation (NKBRSF) under Grant No. G1999075207, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 19884001, 10104003 and 90101027. Q. Gong is the author to whomthe correspondence should be addressed, his e-mail address is qhgong@pku.edu.cn.

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