Classical dynamics of polar diatomic molecules in external fields
Area de Física Aplicada, Universidad de La Rioja, 26006 Logroño, Spain
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Revised: 20 June 2006
Published online: 18 August 2006
In this paper, we present the study of the global classical dynamics of a rigid diatomic molecule in the presence of combined electrostatic and nonresonant polarized laser fields. In particular, we focus on the collinear field case, which is an integrable system because the z-component Pφ of the angular momentum is conserved. The study involves the complete analysis of the stability of the equilibrium points, their bifurcations and the evolution of the phase flow as a function of the field strengths and Pφ. Finally, the influence of the bifurcations on the orientation of the quantum states is studied.
PACS: 31.15.Qg – Molecular dynamics and other numerical methods / 05.45.-a – Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
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