The evolution of the vibrational intensity distribution of the singly ionized A Π2 state in CO is experimentally examined for photon energy detunings below the adiabatic 0-0 transition of the O 1s→2π resonance. We have found a strong suppression of the entire vibrational fine structure of this state, leading to its almost complete quenching for certain excitation energies, followed by a partial restoring for larger values of negative photon energy detuning. Our observation, that cannot be rationalized by the known model of a vibrational collapse for energy detuning, may be explained in terms of a Fano interference between the direct and resonant photoionization channels in the presence of strong lifetime vibrational interference.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics