Coherent cooling of molecular vibrational motion with laser-induced dipole forces

Hiromichi Niikura, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Villeneuve

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Applying an intense laser pulse whose duration is shorter than one vibrational period at the appropriate time, we show that a vibrational wave packet can be accelerated, decelerated, or dissociated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-857
Number of pages3
JournalSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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