Accession Number : ADP007078

Title :   Coulomb Explosion of Molecular Iodine with Ultrashort Pulses,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Beaudoin, Y. ; Strickland, D. ; Corkum, P. B.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : We report the production of highly charged, unstable molecules which remain held together by their own inertia until after the termination of the excitation pulse. The subsequent molecular explosion occurs under field free conditions. Unambiguous explosions are observed from charged states as high as I sub 2 (St).

Descriptors :   *PHOTOIONIZATION, *EXCITATION, *MOLECULE MOLECULE INTERACTIONS, LASER BEAMS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, COHERENT RADIATION, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE