Field-free orientation of molecules

Mette Machholm, Niels Engholm Henriksen

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

449 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The excitation of angular motion, in particular, the creation of a wave packet in the angular degrees of freedom via short-pulse, off-resonant excitation with respect to rotational transitions, was examined. The key result was that field-free time-dependent orientation for a molecule like LiH can be generated after the turn-off of a state-of-the-art electromagnetic half-cycle pulse.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number19
Pages (from-to)193001
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Bibliographical note

Copyright (2001) American Physical Society

Keywords

  • ALIGNMENT
  • INTENSE LASER FIELDS
  • PENDULAR STATES

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Field-free orientation of molecules'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this