Non-Linear Laser Fluence Dependence in Desorption Induced by Resonant Multiphoton Excitation of an Adsorbate Vibration

  • Joachim Heidberg
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Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 4)


The observed non-linear fluence dependence of the desorption yield is considered when desorption is induced by resonant multiphoton excitation of an internal adsorbate vibration in the electronic ground state. The non-linearity can be due to the finite excitation time needed for the stepwise incoherent excitation above the desorption threshold. The consequences are significant for the irradiation time.


Rate Coefficient Electronic Ground State Excitation Time Laser Pulse Shape Desorption Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Heidberg
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  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische Chemie und ElektrochemieUniversität HannoverHannover 1Fed. Rep. of Germany

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