Probing tunneling dynamics of dissociative H-2 molecules using two-color bicircularly polarized fields
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Probing and manipulating the electronic motion in the ultrafast laser molecular interaction provides the pathways for quantum imaging and controlling chemical reactions. Recently, the emerging application of attosecond metrology of ultrafast electron dynamics has accessed the time scale of the most fundamental processes in molecular chemical reactions. Here, we probe the tunneling dynamics of internuclear-dependent dissociative reaction of H-2 with angular streaking using two-color bicircularly polarized femtosecond laser pulses. By measuring high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy, we disentangle the orientation and internuclear-distance dependent effect of the long-range Coulomb potential and the initial phase on molecular-frame photoelectron momentum distributions, and stereo extract the phase gradient of the tunneling electron wave packets and Wigner time delay during the dissociative ionization using two-color bicircular fields. The work has an insight into the clocking of ultrafast spatiotemporal photoelectron dynamics and the quantum control of molecular chemical processes via sculptured circular fields, which can be applied to polyatomic molecules. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review A
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
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