Strong-field ionization dynamics of a model [Formula Presented] molecule

Manfred Lein, Thomas Kreibich, E. K.U. Gross, Volker Engel

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We investigate the dynamics of a one-dimensional [Formula Presented] model molecule in strong laser fields by numerical integration of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation without the use of the Born–Oppenheimer approximation. Ionization typically occurs at internuclear separations close to the ground-state equilibrium distance. This is contrary to the case of [Formula Presented] which ionizes at larger internuclear distances where charge-resonance-enhanced ionization is possible. Similar to the case of atoms, we find considerable nonsequential double ionization.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)8
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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