Photomanipulation of external molecular modes: A time-dependent self-consistent-field approach

Zong Chao Yan*, Tamar Seideman

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

36 Scopus citations


We introduce a time-dependent self-consistent-field approach for studying the coupled rotational-translational motion of molecules subject to the macroscopic potential induced by a spatially inhomogeneous, polarized laser field. A hybrid classical-quantum-mechanical variation of the scheme is employed to investigate the possibility of simultaneously focussing the center-of-mass motion of molecules and aligning their figure axis in a field-free region of space. A semiclassical-quantum-mechanical variation is used to describe the rotational-translational dynamics of cold molecules confined to an optical trap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4113-4120
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Photomanipulation of external molecular modes: A time-dependent self-consistent-field approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this