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Laser-induced alignment dynamics of HCN by short intense pulses
Author(s): Claude M. Dion; Arne Keller; Osman Atabek; Andre D. Bandrauk
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Paper Abstract

The alignment dynamics of HCN in intense laser fields are studied numerically, using time-dependent quantum mechanics. The alignment, with respect to the laser field polarization vector, is measured from the angular distribution of the molecule using the half-angle (theta) 1/2. It is shown that it can be achieved on a sub-picosecond timescale. The role of the vibration of the two molecular bonds is investigated, as well as the effect of the permanent and field-induced dipole moments on alignment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3271, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry IV, (15 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308395
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Claude M. Dion, Univ. Paris-Sud and Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)
Arne Keller, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Osman Atabek, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Andre D. Bandrauk, Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3271:
Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry IV
John W. Hepburn; Robert E. Continetti; Mark A. Johnson, Editor(s)

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