We combine newly developed experimental and theoretical methods to explore and control the rotations of asymmetric top molecules. In the low-temperature limit, the revival spectra of laser-driven rotational wave packets exhibit a fascinating quantum-mechanical structure, which is qualitatively different for asymmetric tops compared to symmetric or linear tops. With increasing fluence, the structure gradually simplifies, illustrating a controllable transformation of the rotational dynamics. Our theoretical and experimental predictions are in qualitative agreement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - May 9 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics