Two-source double-slit interference in angle-resolved high-energy above-threshold ionization spectra of diatoms

M. Okunishi, R. Itaya, K. Shimada, G. Prümper, K. Ueda, M. Busuladz̀ić, A. Gazibegović-Busuladz̀ić, D. B. Milos̀ević, W. Becker

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Abstract

When an electron from a diatomic molecule undergoes tunneling-rescattering ionization, a novel form of destructive interference can be realized that involves all four geometric orbits that are available to the electron when it is freed, because both ionization and rescattering may take place at the same or at different centers. We find experimentally and confirm theoretically that in orientation-averaged angle-resolved high-order above-threshold ionization spectra the corresponding destructive interference is visible for O2 but not for N2. This effect is different from the suppression of ionization that is well known to occur for O2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume103
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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