Coherent molecular rotations induced by a femtosecond pulse consisting of two orthogonally polarized pulses

Yuichiro Kida, Zaitsu Shin-Ichi, Totaro Imasaka

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    Abstract

    Stimulated Raman scattering induced by a femtosecond pulse formed by two pulses, polarized orthogonally with respect to each other is reported. High-frequency and low-frequency components generated at the center of the pulse through self-phase modulation temporally overlap. The two components induce a coherent molecular rotation through stimulated Raman scattering. The amplitude of this rotation in this way is larger than that of traditional transient stimulated Raman scattering in which linearly, elliptically, and circularly polarized pulses are used.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number021805
    JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    Volume80
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2009

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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