PhD Dissertation Defense
Ion Time-of-Flight and Vacuum Ultra-Violet Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Highly Ionized Nitrogen
UConn Physics Department
We investigate the dissociative ionization of diatomic molecules in ultra-fast laser fields. Following our discussion of a model for enhanced multi-photon excitation, we present a study of the vacuum ultra-violet fluorescence produced by molecules in strong laser fields. The results will show that not only is enhanced-excitation exclusive to molecules, but also that the excitation is highly selective. We will conclude with a multi-color pump-probe study that shows numerous wavelength dependence effects that will shake our traditional notions of dissociative ionization.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Gant Science Complex
(Refreshments will be served before and after the defense in the Physics Library, Room P-103)