Alexei N. Markevitch

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Alexei N. Markevitch, Dmitri A. Romanov, Stanley M. Smith, H. Bernhard Schlegel, Misha Yu. Ivanov, and Robert J. Levis* Department of Chemistry, Center for Advanced Photonics Research, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA Department of Physics, Center for Advanced Photonics Research, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122,(More)
The electron-nuclear dynamics of the Coulomb explosion of a large polyatomic molecule, anthracene, is probed using kinetic energy distributions of produced H+ ions. The kinetic energy release of ejected protons exceeds 30 eV for anthracene exposed to 10(14) W cm(-2), 800 nm pulses of 60 fs duration. We propose a strong-field charge localization model, based(More)
Kinetic energy distributions of ejected from a polyatomic molecule, anthraquinone, subjected to 60 fs, 800 nm laser pulses of intensity between 0.2 and 4.0 x 10(14) W x cm(-2), reveal field-driven restructuring of the molecule prior to Coulomb explosion. Calculations demonstrate fast intramolecular proton migration into a field-dressed metastable potential(More)
Time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory has been used to study the electronic optical response of a series of linear polyene cations (+1 and +2) in strong laser fields. The interaction of ethylene, butadiene, and hexatriene, with pulsed and CW fields corresponding to 8.75 x 10(13) W/cm(2) and 760 nm, have been calculated using the 6-31G(d,p) basis set.(More)
The electron optical response for a series of linear polyacenes and their molecular ions (mono and dications) in strong laser fields was studied using time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory. The interactions of benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, and tetracene with pulsed fields at a frequency of 1.55 eV and intensities of 8.77 x 10(13), 3.07 x 10(13), 1.23 x(More)
For molecules in high intensity oscillating electric fields, the time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) method is used to simulate the behavior of the electronic density prior to ionization. Since a perturbative approach is no longer valid at these intensities, the full TDHF equations are used to propagate the electronic density. A unitary transform approach is(More)
Recent advances in nonlinear optics and strong-field chemistry highlight the need for calculated properties of organic molecules and their molecular ions for which no experimental values exist. Both static and frequencydependent properties are required to understand the optical response of molecules and their ions interacting with laser fields. It is(More)
Efficient confinement of laser radiation in the core of a photonic crystal fiber increases the nonlinear processes resulting in supercontinuum generation. The technique of adaptive pulse shaping using an evolutionary algorithm provides a method to gain control over such highly nonlinear processes. Adaptive pulse shaping of the driving laser radiation(More)
Time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory has been used to study of the electronic optical response of a series of linear polyenes in strong laser fields. Ethylene, butadiene, and hexatriene have been calculated with 6-31G(d,p) in the presence of a field corresponding to 8.75 x 10(13) W/cm2 and 760 nm. Time evolution of the electron population indicates not only(More)
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