• High Power Laser Science and Engineering
  • Vol. 4, Issue 4, 04000e40 (2016)
Xinhua Xie1、2、†, Stefan Roither1, Daniil Kartashov1, Li Zhang1, Andrius Baltuška1, and Markus Kitzler1
Author Affiliations
  • 1Photonics Institute, Technische Universität Wien, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
  • 2Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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    We report on the observation of subcycle interferences of electron wave packets released during strong field ionization of $\text{H}_{2}$ with cycle-shaped two-color laser fields. With a reaction microscope we measure three-dimensional momentum distributions of photoelectrons correlated with either $\text{H}_{2}^{+}$ or protons within different energy ranges generated by dissociation of $\text{H}_{2}^{+}$. We refer to these different types of photoelectrons as channels. Our results show that the subcycle interference structures of electron wave packets are very sensitive to the cycle shape of the two-color laser field. We explain this behavior by the dependence of the ionization time within an optical cycle on the shape of the laser field cycle. The subcycle interference structures can be further used to obtain insight into the subcycle dynamics of molecules during strong field interaction.

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    Xinhua Xie, Stefan Roither, Daniil Kartashov, Li Zhang, Andrius Baltuška, Markus Kitzler. Channel-resolved subcycle interferences of electron wave packets emitted from H2 in two-color laser fields[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2016, 4(4): 04000e40
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    Received: Jun. 21, 2016
    Accepted: Sep. 22, 2016
    Published Online: Nov. 21, 2018
    The Author Email: Xinhua Xie (xinhua.xie@tuwien.ac.at)