Control of laser-induced nonadiabatic molecular alignment in dissipative media


Kaya G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.42, no.2, pp.146-156, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/fiz-1706-28
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-156

Abstract

Laser-induced nonadiabatic alignment in nitrogen and mixtures of nitrogen with Ar gas was investigated using the ultrafast optical Kerr effect in the collinear pump-probe setup. We find that dissipative media produce desired alignment characteristics in distinct manners to decoherence and to population relaxation. The results show that the intense laser alignment can be used as a control tool of molecular dynamics in dissipative environments.