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Control defeasance by anti-alignment in the excited state

Abstract

We predict anti-alignment dynamics in the excited state of H2+ or related homonuclear dimers in the presence of a strong field. This effect is a general indirect outcome of the strong transition dipole and large polarizabilities typically used to control or to induce alignment in the ground state. In the excited state, however, the polarizabilities have the opposite sign than in the ground state, generating a torque that aligns the molecule perpendicular to the field, deeming any laser-control strategy impossible.

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The article was received on 09 Aug 2019, accepted on 07 Oct 2019 and first published on 07 Oct 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9CP04427B
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Control defeasance by anti-alignment in the excited state

    B. Y. Chang, S. Shin, J. Gonzalez-Vazquez, F. Martín, V. Malinovsky and I. R. Sola, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9CP04427B

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