Optimal control approaches for aligning/orienting linear molecules

Yukiyoshi Ohtsuki, Masataka Yoshida, Kaoru Nakashima, Kenta Arai, Katsuhiro Nakajima

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Molecular alignment/orientation control is a key technique to manipulate or observe molecular dynamics in a molecule-fixed frame. In the present chapter, we explain optimal control approaches that provide numerically synthesized control pulses as well as clues that would lead to a better understanding of control mechanisms. After introducing the simulation procedures in a general and fundamental form, three case studies of linear molecules are adopted to illustrate how the simulation works in practical applications, which will demonstrate the effectiveness of the optimal control approaches in studying molecular alignment/orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multi-Photon Processes and Spectroscopy
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9789814749763
ISBN (Print)9789814749756
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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