Springer Theses

Resolving Strong Field Dynamics in Cation States of CO_2 via Optimised Molecular Alignment

Authors: Oppermann, Malte

  • Nominated a prize winning thesis by Imperial College, London
  • Provides and accessible and extensive introduction to strong field molecular physics
  • Presents a simple but powerful technique for studying the angular dependence of strong field processes, especially those resulting in zero kinetic energy release fragments
  • Discusses for the first time multi-cation channel contributions to non-sequential double ionization
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This thesis presents an experimental study of the ultrafast molecular dynamics of CO_2^+ that are induced by a strong, near-infrared, femtosecond laser pulse. In particular, typical strong field phenomena such as tunneling ionisation, nonsequential double ionisation and photo-induced dissociation are investigated and controlled by employing an experimental technique called impulsive molecular alignment. Here, a first laser pulse fixes the molecule in space, such that the molecular dynamics can be studied as a function of the molecular geometry with a second laser pulse. The experiments are placed within the context of the study and control of ultrafast molecular dynamics, where sub-femtosecond (10^-15 seconds) resolution in ever larger molecular systems represents the current frontier of research. The thesis presents the required background in strong field and molecular physics, femtosecond laser architecture and experimental techniques in a clear and accessible language that does not require any previous knowledge in these fields.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Oppermann, Malte

    Pages 1-7

  • Molecules in Strong Laser Fields

    Oppermann, Malte

    Pages 9-50

  • Lasers

    Oppermann, Malte

    Pages 51-73

  • Experimental Methods and Setup

    Oppermann, Malte

    Pages 75-120

  • Characterisation and Optimisation of Impulsive Molecular Alignment in Mixed Gas Samples

    Oppermann, Malte

    Pages 121-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resolving Strong Field Dynamics in Cation States of CO_2 via Optimised Molecular Alignment
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05338-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05338-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05337-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35886-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 205
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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