Phase-only shaped laser pulses in optimal control theory: Application to indirect photofragmentation dynamics in the weak-field limit

Chuan-Cun Shu, Niels E. Henriksen

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Abstract

We implement phase-only shaped laser pulses within quantum optimal control theory for laser-molecule interaction. This approach is applied to the indirect photofragmentation dynamics of NaI in the weak-field limit. It is shown that optimized phase-modulated pulses with a fixed frequency distribution can substantially modify transient dissociation probabilities as well as the momentum distribution associated with the relative motion of Na and I. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume136
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)044303
Number of pages6
ISSN0021-9606
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • PHYSICS,
  • QUANTUM OPTIMAL-CONTROL
  • PREDISSOCIATION DYNAMICS
  • MOLECULAR-DYNAMICS
  • CHEMICAL-REACTIONS
  • FEMTOSECOND
  • PHOTODISSOCIATION
  • HALIDES

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