Quantum phase analysis of field-free molecular alignment

Cited 9 time in webofscience Cited 0 time in scopus
  • Hit : 332
  • Download : 96
We present quantum mechanical explanations for unresolved phenomena observed in field-free molecular alignment by a femtosecond laser pulse. Quantum phase analysis of molecular rotational states reveals the physical origin of the following phenomena: strong alignment peaks appear periodically, and the temporal shape of each alignment peak changes in an orderly fashion depending on molecular species; the strongest alignment is not achieved at the first peak; the transition between aligned and antialigned states is very fast compared to the time scale of rotational dynamics. These features are understood in a unified way analogous to that describing a carrier-envelope-phase-stabilized mode-locked laser.
Publisher
AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Issue Date
2012-11
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Keywords

WAVE-PACKETS; LASER-PULSES; PHOTODISSOCIATION; INTERFEROMETRY

Citation

PHYSICAL REVIEW A, v.86, no.5

ISSN
1050-2947
DOI
10.1103/PhysRevA.86.051401
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/103061
Appears in Collection
PH-Journal Papers(저널논문)
Files in This Item
This item is cited by other documents in WoS
⊙ Detail Information in WoSⓡ Click to see webofscience_button
⊙ Cited 9 items in WoS Click to see citing articles in records_button

qr_code

  • mendeley

    citeulike


rss_1.0 rss_2.0 atom_1.0