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%.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Early online date||16 Dec 2009|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Calvert, C. R., King, R. B., Bryan, W. A., Newell, W. R., McCann, J. F., Greenwood, J. B., & Williams, I. D. (2010). Multi-pulse scheme for enhancing electron localization through vibrational wavepacket manipulation. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 43(1), . https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/43/1/011001