The electron energy and anisotropy parameters β2 measured and calculated for the first-step photoelectrons from Xe in sequential 2PDI

Table 1. The electron energy and anisotropy parameters β2 measured and calculated for the first-step photoelectrons from Xe in sequential 2PDI. The value labelled by * was fitted for energy calibration.

Abstract

Xenon atoms are double-ionized by sequential two-photon absorption by ultrashort extreme ultraviolet free-electron laser pulses with a photon energy of 23.0 and 24.3 eV, produced by the SPring-8 Compact SASE Source test accelerator. The angular distributions of photoelectrons generated by two-photon double ionization are obtained using velocity map imaging. The results are reproduced reasonably well by the present theoretical calculations within the multi-configurational Dirac–Fock approach.