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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jan 2007|
|Event||13th International Conference on Physics of Highly Charged Ions - QUB, Belfast, United Kingdom|
Duration: 28 Aug 2006 → 01 Sep 2006
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)