Monday, February 29, 2016

Abstract-Presentation-Rotating molecules by intense terahertz fields

Dr. Sharly Fleischer
09/03/2016, 12:30
Solid State, Seminar Room

Gas phase molecular ensembles with controlled angular distribution play a key role in many novel techniques that aim to retrieve spectroscopic information from the molecular-frame.In the last three decades, most of the efforts in this field focused on the alignment of molecules by ultrashort laser pulses. While in laser-induced alignment the inversion symmetry of the medium is preserved at all times, orientation refers to the transiently lifted inversion symmetry of the medium.   I will present recent advances in terahertz field-induced orientation of polar molecules in the gas phase and their unique responses upon field-free evolution.

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