Nonadiabatic laser alignment of an asymmetric top molecule is studied using the combination of a quantum dynamical theory and time-resolved photofragment imaging experiments. In particular, the degree of alignment of iodobenzene, induced by an intense, linearly polarized picosecond laser pulse, is calculated and measured. Pronounced alignment is obtained under field-free conditions.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)