Two-XUV-photon double ionization of neon

Orfanos , Skantzakis E, Nayak A, Dumergue M, Kuhn S, Sansone G, Kling MF, Schroeder H, Bergues B, Csontos J, Toth S, Borzonyi A, Kahaly S, Varju K, Forembski A, Nikolopoulos LAA, Tzallas P, Charalambidis D (2022)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2022


Book Volume: 106

Article Number: 043317

Journal Issue: 4

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.106.043117


Two-XUV-photon double ionization of Ne, induced by an intense few-pulse attosecond train with a ∼4 fs envelope duration is investigated experimentally and theoretically. The experiment is performed at ELI-ALPS (Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source) utilizing the recently constructed 10 Hz gas phase high-order harmonic generation SYLOS GHHG-COMPACT beamline. A total pulse energy up to ∼1 μJ generated in argon in conjunction with high-reflectivity optics in the XUV region allowed the observation of the doubly charged state of Ne induced by 40 eV central XUV-photon energies. The interaction of the intense attosecond pulse train with Ne is also theoretically studied via second-order time-dependent perturbation theory equations of motion. The results of this work, combined with the feasibility of conducting XUV-pump-XUV-probe experiments, constitute a powerful tool for many potential applications. Those include attosecond pulse metrology as well as time-resolved investigations of the dynamics underlying direct and sequential double ionization and their electron correlation effects.

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Orfanos, ., Skantzakis, E., Nayak, A., Dumergue, M., Kuhn, S., Sansone, G.,... Charalambidis, D. (2022). Two-XUV-photon double ionization of neon. Physical Review A, 106(4).


Orfanos, , et al. "Two-XUV-photon double ionization of neon." Physical Review A 106.4 (2022).

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