Journal article
Adaptive control of molecular alignment



Publication Details
Authors:
Wollenhaupt, M.; Baumert, T.
Publication year:
2006
Journal:
Physical Review A
Pages range:
031401-1 - 031401-4
Volume number:
73
ISSN:
1050-2947

Abstract
We demonstrate control on nonadiabatic molecular alignment by using a spectrally phase-shaped laser pulse. An evolutionary algorithm in a closed feedback loop has been used in order to find pulse shapes that maximize a given effect. In particular, this scheme has been applied to the optimization of total alignment, and to the control of the temporal structure of the alignment transient within a revival. Asymmetric temporal pulse shapes have been found to be very effective for the latter and have been studied separately in a single-parameter control scheme. Our experimental results are supported by numerical simulations.


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