Quantum control of molecular motion and multiphoton processes in I2by use of ultrashort chirped pulses Conference Paper uri icon


  • Ultrashort chirped pulses were used to control the focusing of molecular wave packets and multiphoton processes in I2. Both negatively and positively chirped pulses excite oscillatory wave-packet motion on the B-state that induces laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) from an ion-pair state. The agreement between experimental and theoretical results suggest that the spreading of the molecular wave packet on the anharmonic B-state potential can be controlled by adjusting the phase of the excitation pulse.

published proceedings

  • Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Bardeen, C. J., Wilson, K. R., Yakovlev, V. V., Apkarian, V. A., & Zadoyan, R.

complete list of authors

  • Bardeen, CJ||Wilson, KR||Yakovlev, VV||Apkarian, VA||Zadoyan, R

publication date

  • January 1997