Multi-pulse scheme for enhancing electron localization through vibrational wavepacket manipulation

C. R. Calvert, R. B. King, W.A. Bryan, W.R. Newell, J. F. McCann, J. B. Greenwood, I. D. Williams

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Abstract

A novel scheme for enhancing electron localization in intense-field dissociation is outlined. Through manipulation of a bound vibrational wavepacket in the exemplar deuterium molecular ion, simulations demonstrate that the application of multiple phase-locked, few-cycle IR pulses can provide a powerful scheme for directing the molecular dissociation pathway. By tuning the time delay and carrier–envelope–phase for a sequence of pulse interactions, the probability of the electron being localized to a chosen nucleus can be enhanced to above 80%.
Original languageEnglish
Article number011001
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume43
Issue number1
Early online date16 Dec 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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