Photoelectron angular distribution in two-pathway ionization of neon with femtosecond XUV pulses

  • Nicolas DouguetEmail author
  • Elena V. Gryzlova
  • Ekaterina I. Staroselskaya
  • Klaus Bartschat
  • Alexei N. Grum-Grzhimailo
Regular Article
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  1. Topical Issue: Many Particle Spectroscopy of Atoms, Molecules, Clusters and Surfaces


We analyze the photoelectron angular distribution in two-pathway interference between nonresonant one-photon and resonant two-photon ionization of neon. We consider a bichromatic femtosecond XUV pulse whose fundamental frequency is tuned near the 2p 53s atomic states of neon. The time-dependent Schrödinger equation is solved and the results are employed to compute the angular distribution and the associated anisotropy parameters at the main photoelectron line. We also employ a time-dependent perturbative approach, which allows obtaining information on the process for a large range of pulse parameters, including the steady-state case of continuous radiation, i.e., an infinitely long pulse. The results from the two methods are in relatively good agreement over the domain of applicability of perturbation theory.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Douguet
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elena V. Gryzlova
    • 2
  • Ekaterina I. Staroselskaya
    • 3
  • Klaus Bartschat
    • 1
  • Alexei N. Grum-Grzhimailo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyDrake UniversityDes MoinesUSA
  2. 2.Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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