Strong-field polarizability-enhanced dissociative ionization

@article{Yue2018StrongfieldPD,
  title={Strong-field polarizability-enhanced dissociative ionization},
  author={Lun Yue and Philipp Wustelt and A. Max Sayler and Gerhard G. Paulus and Stefanie Grafe},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2018}
}
We investigate dissociative single and double ionization of HeH+ induced by intense femtosecond laser pulses. By employing a semi-classical model with nuclear trajectories moving on field-dressed surfaces and ionization events treated as stochastical jumps, we identify a strong-field mechanism wherein the molecules dynamically align along the laser polarization axis and stretch towards a critical internuclear distance before getting dissociative ionized. As the tunnel-ionization rate is greater… 

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