Field-free molecular alignment of carbon dioxide molecules measured with above-threshold ionization yields


KAYA G.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, cilt.98, ss.390-394, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 98 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1139/cjp-2019-0361
  • Dergi Adı: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.390-394

Özet

We present measurements of above-threshold ionization (ATI) of CO2 in a pump-probe experiment where the pump pulse creates a rotational wave packet and the linearly polarized probe pulse generates the ATI spectrum as a function of the pump-probe delay time, which sweeps over the revival time of field-free alignment and its quarter fractions. The observed alignment signals, which are the electron yields of ATI by a probe pulse as a function of a delay between the pump and probe pulse, are compared with the calculated alignment parameter << cos(2) theta >>. The results are explained by nuclear spin statistics and the wave packet evolution of the CO2 molecule in terms of the highest occupied molecular orbital.