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Kuebel, M.; Arbeiter, M.; Burger, C.; Kling, Nora G.; Pischke, T.; Moshammer, R.; Fennel, T.; Kling, M. F.; Bergues, B. (2018): Phase- and intensity-resolved measurements of above threshold ionization by few-cycle pulses. In: Journal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 51, No. 13, 134007
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We investigate the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) and intensity dependence of the longitudinal momentum distribution of photoelectrons resulting from above threshold ionization of argon by few-cycle laser pulses. The intensity of the pulses with a center wavelength of 750 nm is varied in a range between 0.7. x 10(14) and 5.5 10(14) W cm(-2). Our measurements reveal a prominent maximum in the CEP-dependent asymmetry at photoelectron energies of 2 U-P (U-P being the ponderomotive potential), that is persistent over the entire intensity range. Further local maxima are observed around 0.3 and 0.8 U-P. The experimental results are in good agreement with theoretical results obtained by solving the three-dimensional time-dependent Schrodinger equation. We show that for few-cycle pulses, the amplitude of the CEP-dependent asymmetry provides a reliable measure for the peak intensity on target. Moreover, the measured asymmetry amplitude exhibits an intensity-dependent interference structure at low photoelectron energy, which could be used to benchmark model potentials for complex atoms.