Strong field dual-pulse excitation of AgN

A charge selective analysis of the Coulomb explosion
  • T. DöppnerEmail author
  • Th. Fennel
  • P. Radcliffe
  • J. Tiggesbäumker
  • K.-H. Meiwes-Broer
Topical issue: Correlated matter in radiation fields: from femtosecond spectroscopy to the free electron laser


The ionization of silver clusters exposed to pairs of intense femtosecond laser pulses strongly depends on the optical delay. Enhanced production of a certain atomic charge state z is obtained by a z-dependent delay. This may open a possible route to control the excitation process and populate specific charge states. The optimum pulse separation which maximizes the generation of highly ionized species varies by more than one order of magnitude when the mean size of the clusters increases from \(\overline{N}=80\) to \(\overline{N}=22000\). Semiclassical Vlasov simulations applied to a model system reveal the importance of the initial ionic motion in the ionization process.


Neural Network Laser Pulse Charge State Femtosecond Laser Quantum Computing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Döppner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Th. Fennel
    • 1
  • P. Radcliffe
    • 1
  • J. Tiggesbäumker
    • 1
  • K.-H. Meiwes-Broer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physik, Universität RostockRostockGermany

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