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Experimental study on multiphoton ionization of Ar with high intensity short laser pulses
Xiaoyin Zhang1;2, Wei Quan1, Yang Wang1;2, Huipeng Kang1;2, Hongping Liu1, Xiaojun Liu1
1 State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, [Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics], Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, China
2 [Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100049, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2010, 08(03): pp.338-341-4

Keywords(OCIS Code): 300.6350  020.4180  020.5780  

We present high resolution photoelectron energy spectra from multiphoton ionization (MPI) of Ar subject to laser pulses with wavelength of 400 nm, pulse duration of 35 fs, and maximum intensity of 5×10<sup>13</sup> W/cm<sup>2</sup>. Ionizations into Ar<sup>+</sup> <sup>2</sup>P<sub>3/2</sub> and <sup>2</sup>P<sub>1/2</sub> channels are observed and distinct resonance structures are found in both ionization channels. The intensity dependence of the resonance structures is explained in terms of the mechanism of Freeman resonance, i.e., transient resonances of alternating current (AC) Stark-shifted Rydberg states at specific intensities within the laser pulse.

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Get Citation: Xiaoyin Zhang, Wei Quan, Yang Wang, Huipeng Kang, Hongping Liu, Xiaojun Liu, "Experimental study on multiphoton ionization of Ar with high intensity short laser pulses," Chin. Opt. Lett. 08(03), 338-341-4(2010)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 10674153) and the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province (No. 2008CDB007).


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