The process of molecular alignment by using strong, ultrashort laser pulses is investigated. The analysis of the single-pulse alignment is analyzed in both classical and quantum-mechanical regimes. The effect of laser pulses having finite width is considered by assuming that the envelope of the laser pulses has a Gaussian shape. A multipulse excitation scheme leading to enhanced molecular alignment is suggested and conditions for femtosecond experiments of this kind is defined.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1206190|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics