Angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy of two-color XUV-NIR ionization with polarization control

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Electron emission caused by extreme ultraviolet (XUV) radiation in the presence of a strong near infrared (NIR) field leads to multiphoton interactions that depend on several parameters. Here, a comprehensive study of the influence of the angle between the polarization directions of the NIR and XUV fields on the two-color angle-resolved photoelectron spectra of He and Ne is presented. The resulting photoelectron angular distribution strongly depends on the orientation of the NIR polarization plane with respect to that of the XUV field. The prevailing influence of the intense NIR field over the angular emission characteristics for He(1s) and Ne(2p) ionization lines is shown. The underlying processes are modeled in the frame of the strong field approximation (SFA) which shows very consistent agreement with the experiment reaffirming the power of the SFA for multicolor-multiphoton ionization in this regime.


  • S. Düsterer
  • G. Hartmann
  • F. Babies
  • A. Beckmann
  • G. Brenner
  • J. Buck
  • J. Costello
  • L. Dammann
  • A. De Fanis
  • P. Geßler
  • L. Glaser
  • M. Ilchen
  • A. K. Kazansky
  • T. J. Kelly
  • T. Mazza
  • M. Meyer
  • V. L. Nosik
  • I. P. Sazhina
  • F. Scholz
  • J. Seltmann
  • H. Sotoudi
  • J. Viefhaus
  • N. M. Kabachnik
External organisations
  • German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Dublin City University
  • University of the Basque Country
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • European XFEL GmbH
  • Stanford University
  • Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC)
  • Basque Foundation for Science
  • Russian Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute'
  • National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


  • photoelectron angular distribution, photoionization, two-color multiphoton interaction
Original languageEnglish
Article number165003
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 4
Publication categoryResearch