Classical theory of the molecule alignment in a laser field
Voronezh State University, 394693 Voronezh, Russia
Revised: 2 July 1999
Published online: 15 March 2000
In the classical mechanics framework the solution is given for the problem of the two-atomic molecule alignment in a field of linearly polarised laser pulse. The numerical results are presented for the molecule, together with the analytical results in the limit of a very short and strong laser pulse. The width of the angular distribution for molecular axes in field is demonstrated to depend on the radiation intensity as , the alignment along the polarisation direction is possible as well as in the transversal direction. The analysis of some experimental data is given.
PACS: 33.90.+h – Other topics in molecular properties and interactions with photons
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2000