Wigner representation of the rotational dynamics of rigid tops

Dmitry V. Zhdanov, Tamar Seideman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


We propose a methodology to design Wigner representations in phase spaces with nontrivial topology having evolution equations with desired mathematical properties. As an illustration, two representations of molecular rotations are developed to facilitate the analysis of molecular alignment in moderately intense laser fields, reaction dynamics, scattering phenomena, and dissipative processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012129
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 30 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


Dive into the research topics of 'Wigner representation of the rotational dynamics of rigid tops'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this