A novel technique is proposed to control the dissociation mechanism of small diatomic molecules. This technique, relying upon the creation of a coherent nuclear wavepacket, uses intense (> 10(14) W cm(-2)), ultrashort (similar to 10 fs) infrared laser pulses in a pump and probe scheme. In applying this technique to D-2(+) good agreement has been observed between a quantum simulation and experiment. This represents a major step towards quantum state control in molecules, using optical fields.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jun 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)