Electron angular distributions in non-resonant three-photon ionization of xenon

Year: 2000

Authors: Giugni A., Cavalieri S., Eramo R., Fini L., Materazzi M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (INFM), Unita` di Firenze, Dipartimento di Fisica and European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), Universita` di Firenze, Largo E. Fermi 2, I-50125, Firenze, Italy

Abstract: We present the measurement of electron angular distributions in the three-photon nonresonant ionization of xenon (with lambda = 266 nm) above the P-1/2 and P-3/2 thresholds. Our results for the P-3/2 threshold are compatible with previous measurements. The sensitivity of our set-up allowed us to measure the angular distribution of the P-1/2 threshold and to resolve unobserved features of P-3/2 continua. A measurement of the ionization branching ratio has also been performed. The experimental results show discrepancies with theoretical calculations reported in the literature.


Volume: 33 (2)      Pages from: 285  to: 289

KeyWords: Atomic physics; Electron spectroscopy; Molecular structure; Photoionization; Photons, Electron angular distribution; Three photon non resonant ionization, Xenon
DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/33/2/312

Citations: 7
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