Ionization and fragmentation of C-60 via multiphoton-multiplasmon excitation

S Hunsche, Tomas Starczewski, Anne L'Huillier, Anders Persson, Claes-Göran Wahlström, B. V. L vandenHeuvell, Sune Svanberg

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We study the intensity dependence of ionization and fragmentation of buckminsterfullerene (C-60) in strong laser fields. Our data provide strong evidence that at intensities less than or similar to 10(14) W/cm(2) these processes occur predominantly via multiphoton excitation of the 20 eV plasmon resonance of C-60 At least two plasmons have to be created to initiate fragmentation or multiple ionization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1966-1969
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


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