Effects of laser pulse duration and intensity on Coulomb explosion of CO2: signatures of charge-resonance enhanced ionization
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We studied laser-induced Coulomb explosion of CO2 by full triple-coincidence momentum resolved detection of resulting ion fragments. From the coincidence momentum data we can reconstruct molecular geometry immediately before explosion. We observe the dynamics of Coulomb explosion by comparing reconstructed CO2 geometries for different Ti:Sapphire laser pulse durations (at the same intensity) ranging from few cycles (7 fs) to 200 fs. We conclude that for longer pulse durations (=100 fs) Coulomb explosion proceeds through the enhanced ionization mechanism taking place at the critical O- O distance of 8 a.u., similarly to well known charge-resonance enhanced ionization (CREI) in H2.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Atomic and Molecular Physics