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)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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