|Title:||Molecular ionization of cyclohexanone in femtosecond laser fields: An application of ADK theory|
|Authors:||Wang, Q. Q.|
Jin, M. X.
Chin, C. H.
Chao, S. D.
Lin, S. H.
Department of Applied Chemistry
|Abstract:||The mechanisms of ionization and dissociation of cyclohexanone (C(6)H(10)O) in a 90 fs, 788 nm linearly polarized laser field ranging from 10(13) to 10(14) W/cm(2) by a time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOF-MS) have been investigated. The ion yields as a function of laser intensity have been measured experimentally. By comparison with the Ammosov-Delone-Krainov (ADK) theory based on a hydrogen-like model, the ionization mechanism of cyclohexanone in this intense femtosecond laser field has been understood. Considering the importance of molecular nuclear motions, we propose that the Franck-Condon (F-C) factor can provide the excess vibrational energy in the molecular ion. This energy is required for the decomposition of the molecular ion which finally results in the observed mass spectrum.|
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