AMO Seminar - Hirofumi Sakai: Laser-field-free alignment and orientation of state-selected asymmetric top molecules
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Speaker: Hirofumi Sakai, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Title: Laser-field-free alignment and orientation of state-selected asymmetric top molecules
Abstract: With combined electrostatic and shaped laser fields with a slow turn on and rapid turn off, laser-field-free orientation of state-selected asymmetric top molecules with higher degrees of orientation has been achieved (left figure). It is confirmed that higher degrees of orientation is maintained in the laser-field-free condition for 5-10 ps (center figure). The observation of slow dephasing of molecular orientation ensures that we will be able to achieve laser-field-free three-dimensional orientation of state-selected asymmetric top molecules with elliptical polarization instead of linear polarization (right figure). These techniques will be very useful to various applications.
Host: Henrik Stapelfeldt, Department of Chemistry