We demonstrate laser-field-free molecular orientation with the combination of a moderate electrostatic field and an intense nonresonant rapidly turned-off laser field, which can be shaped with the plasma shutter technique. We use OCS (carbonyl sulfide) molecules as a sample. Molecular orientation is adiabatically created in the rising part of the laser pulse, and it is found to revive at around the rotational period of an OCS molecule with the same degree of orientation as that at the peak of the laser pulse in the virtually laser-field-free condition. This accomplishment means that a new class of molecular sample has become available for various applications.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)