XUV ionization of aligned molecules Academic Article uri icon


  • New extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) light sources such as high-order-harmonic generation (HHG) and free-electron lasers (FELs), combined with laser-induced alignment techniques, enable novel methods for making molecular movies based on measuring molecular frame photoelectron angular distributions. Experiments are presented where CO 2 molecules were impulsively aligned using a near-infrared laser and ionized using femtosecond XUV pulses obtained by HHG. Measured electron angular distributions reveal contributions from four orbitals and the onset of the influence of the molecular structure. 2011 American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kelkensberg, F., Rouzee, A., Siu, W., Gademann, G., Johnsson, P., Lucchini, M., Lucchese, R. R., & Vrakking, M.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Kelkensberg, F||Rouzee, A||Siu, W||Gademann, G||Johnsson, P||Lucchini, M||Lucchese, RR||Vrakking, MJJ

publication date

  • November 2011