Quantum revivals in ultrashort intense field dissociation of molecular ions

D.S. Murphy, Chris Calvert, J. McKenna, Ian Williams, Jim McCann

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Ultrashort (<15 fs) high intensity (1014-1016 W cm-2) laser pulses have provided novel methods for investigation of the dynamics of simple molecular ions such as H2+ and D2+. In this paper we report on simulations carried out for the D2+ molecular ion, within the Born- Oppenheimer and two-state approximations. These simulations allow one to investigate the dissociation dynamics of the D2+ molecular ion when subjected to such ultrashort, intense laser pulses. In particular, these simulations are compared to the results from recent pump-probe experiments, in which, the nuclear vibrational motion of D2+ has been imaged. Simulations suggest that the nature of the dissociation process, be it 1- or 2-photon, may be influenced by the tuning of the pump-probe delay time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number084
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2007
Event13th International Conference on Physics of Highly Charged Ions - QUB, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Aug 200601 Sep 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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