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Time-resolved photoion imaging spectroscopy: Determining energy distribution in multiphoton absorption experiments

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Abstract

We propose an approach to determine the excitation energy distribution due to multiphoton absorption in the case of excited systems following decays to produce different ion species. This approach is based on the measurement of the time-resolved photoion position spectrum by using velocity map imaging spectrometry and an unfocused laser beam with a low fluence and homogeneous profile. Such a measurement allows us to identify the species and the origin of each ion detected and to depict the energy distribution using a pure Poisson’s equation involving only one variable which is proportional to the absolute photon absorption cross section. A cascade decay model is used to build direct connections between the energy distribution and the probability to detect each ionic species. Comparison between experiments and simulations permits the energy distribution and accordingly the absolute photon absorption cross section to be determined. This approach is illustrated using C60 as an example. It may therefore be extended to a wide variety of molecules and clusters having decay mechanisms similar to those of fullerene molecules.
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hal-02289854 , version 1 (17-09-2019)

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D. B. Qian, F. D. Shi, Lin Chen, Serge Martin, Jérôme Bernard, et al.. Time-resolved photoion imaging spectroscopy: Determining energy distribution in multiphoton absorption experiments. Journal of Chemical Physics, 2018, 148 (13), pp.134303. ⟨10.1063/1.5017000⟩. ⟨hal-02289854⟩
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