Spinning tops in external fields. Nonadiabatic alignment in complex systems

Tamar Seideman*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Short, intense laser pulses can be used to excite rotationally-broad, aligned wavepackets with fascinating properties. We extend the alignment concept to dissipative media and propose applications for quantum information, molecular switches, and guided molecular assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528187, 9781557528186
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventLaser Science, LS 2006 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2006Oct 10 2006

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherLaser Science, LS 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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