Enhanced molecular alignment by short laser pulses

M. Leibscher, I. Sh Averbukh, H. Rabitz

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We study molecular alignment by trains of strong, ultrashort laser pulses. Single-pulse alignment is analyzed both in classical and quantum-mechanical regimes. Moreover, we suggest multipulse excitation schemes leading to dramatically enhanced molecular alignment, and define conditions for femtosecond experiments of this kind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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