Nonadiabatic Alignment of Asymmetric Top Molecules: Field-Free Alignment of Iodobenzene

Emmanuel Péronne, Mikael D. Poulsen, Christer Z. Bisgaard, Henrik Stapelfeldt, Tamar Seideman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume91
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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