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Optical control of the rotational angular momentum of a molecular Rydberg wave packet.

Minns, R. S. and Patel, R. and Verlet, J. R. R. and Fielding, H. H. (2003) 'Optical control of the rotational angular momentum of a molecular Rydberg wave packet.', Physical review letters., 91 (24). p. 243601.

Abstract

An intuitive scheme for controlling the rotational quantum state of a Rydberg molecule is demonstrated experimentally. We determine the accumulated phase difference between the various components of a molecular electron wave packet, and then employ a sequence of phase-locked optical pulses to selectively enhance or depopulate specific rotational states. The angular momentum composition of the resulting wave packet, and the efficiency of the control scheme, is determined by calculating the multipulse response of the time-dependent Rydberg populations.

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Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.243601
Record Created:11 May 2007
Last Modified:20 Sep 2010 16:37

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