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Volume 127, Issue 13, 07 October 2007
127(2007); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2790419View Description Hide Description
The authors time resolve molecular motion in bound state, ionic potentials that leads to bond cleavage during the interaction with intense, ultrafast laser fields. Resonances in molecular ions play an important role in dissociativeionization with ultrafast laser fields, and the authors demonstrate how these resonances evolve in time to produce dissociation after initial strong-field ionization. Exploiting such dynamic resonances offers the possibility of controlled bond breaking and characterizing time-dependent molecular structure.