We have investigated the photoionization of Ne+ in the combined field of a short infrared laser pulse and a delayed ultrashort pulse of the infrared laser's 23rd harmonic. We observe an ionization yield compatible with a picture in which one electron gets excited into Rydberg states by the harmonic laser field and is subsequently removed by the infrared laser field. Modulations are seen in the ionization yield as a function of time delay. These modulations originate from the trapping of population in low members of the Rydberg series with different states being populated at different ranges of delay times. The calculations further demonstrate that single-threshold calculations cannot reproduce the Ne+ photoionization yields obtained in multithreshold calculations.
|Journal||Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jul 2014|