Multiple photoionization of neon atoms by a strong 13.7 nm (90.5 eV) laser pulse has been studied at the FLASH free electron laser in Hamburg. A velocity map imaging spectrometer was used to record angle-resolved photoelectron spectra on a single-shot basis. Analysis of the evolution of the spectra with the FEL pulse energy in combination with extensive theoretical calculations allows the ionization pathways that contribute to be assigned, revealing the occurrence of sequential three-photon triple ionization.
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Rouzée, A, Johnsson, P, Gryzlova, E.V, Fukuzawa, H, Yamada, A, Siu, W, … Ueda, K. (2011). Angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy of sequential three-photon triple ionization of neon at 90.5 eV photon energy. Phys. Rev. A, 83(3, Article number: 31401), 1–4. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.83.031401