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Journal of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume 2009, Article ID 573020, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/573020
Research Article

Double Ionization of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons Interacting with High-Power Femtosecond Laser Pulses

1Département de Physique, de Génie Physique et d’Optique, Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Laser (COPL), Université Laval, QC, Canada G1K 7P4
2Novx Systems Inc., 185 Renfrew Dr., Markham, ON, Canada L3R 6G3

Received 28 September 2009; Accepted 16 December 2009

Academic Editor: Dong-Sheng Guo

Copyright © 2009 S. M. Sharifi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The nonsequential double ionization of four unsaturated organic molecules, , , , and interacting with strong Ti: Sapphire laser pulses are reported. Despite differences in the molecular geometry, the degree of ionization suppression and the fraction of molecules that undergo non-sequential double ionization were similar for all of these molecules.