Artist's view of the s&p model treatment of molecular anion photodetachment. The electron waves are responsible for the angular anisotropy of the photoelectron images, which are depicted as islands floating among the water waves. The first of the three photoelectron images (islands) corresponds to 400 nm photodetachment of S2-, while the second and third are obtained in 267 and 800 nm detachment from CS2-, respectively. The molecular orbitals (shown in different lab-frame orientations) on the left are the a1 HOMO, b2 (HOMO-1) and a2 (HOMO-2) of the CS2- anion. The s and p orbitals on the right represent the s&p wave expansion of the free (photodetached) electron formed via the a1-1, b2-1, and a2-1 photodetachment channels (laser polarization is assumed vertical). The corresponding photodetachment bands can be seen in the middle photoelectron image floating in the water below.