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Anne L'Huillier

Anne l'Huillier


Anne L'Huillier

Multiphoton-multiplasmon excitation of C60


  • S. Hunsche
  • T. Starczewski
  • A. l'Huillier
  • A. Persson
  • C. G. Wahlstrom
  • H. B. van Linden van den Heuvell
  • S. Svanberg

Summary, in English

Time-of-flight mass spectrometry is used to study the interaction of free C60 molecules with ultrashort high power Ti:sapphire laser pulses. Ionization and fragmentation of C60 by ultrashort high-intensity laser pulses occur predominantly via plasmon excitation. Single and double excitation of collective charge oscillation is observed by remarkably large number of photons. The difference between apparent threshold energies for each ionization or fragmentation and the much lower ionization potentials is a natural consequence of primary excitation process.

Publishing year







Proceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS; Baltimore, MD, USA; ; 18 May 1997 through 23 May 1997; Code 46743



Document type

Conference paper

Conference name

1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS

Conference date

1997-05-18 - 1997-05-23

Conference place

Baltimore, MD, USA