Direct observation of photoionization dynamics in solution phase induced by femtosecond two-photon excitation

Masafumi Koga, Yusuke Yoneda, Hikaru Sotome, Hiroshi Miyasaka, G. Cerullo, J. Ogilvie, F. Kärtner, M. Khalil, R. Li
2019 EPJ Web of Conferences  
In solution phase, the solute can be photo-ionized in the lower excitation energy than its ionization potential in gas phase. Therefore, the specific interaction is expected to be exist between the surrounding media and higher excited (Sn) state of the solute. In order to elucidate such polarization effect of solvent on the photoionization process, femtosecond double-pulse excitation was applied to direct detection of low-energy photoionization dynamics of a phenylenediamine derivative in
more » ... derivative in solution phase. From the results of the transient absorption change, in polar solvent, it is clearly indicated that photoionization does not proceed directly from the Sn state, but through specific intermediate state. Moreover,
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201920509018 fatcat:umhu5c6zc5fcxnurn67hcboncy