Nonadiabatic laser-induced alignment of molecules: Reconstructing <cos(2) theta > directly from <cos(2) theta(2D)> by Fourier analysis

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Nonadiabatic laser-induced alignment of molecules : Reconstructing <cos(2) theta > directly from <cos(2) theta(2D)> by Fourier analysis. / Sondergaard, Anders Aspegren; Shepperson, Benjamin; Stapelfeldt, Henrik.

In: Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 147, No. 1, 013905, 07.07.2017.

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title = "Nonadiabatic laser-induced alignment of molecules: Reconstructing directly from by Fourier analysis",
abstract = "We present an efficient, noise-robust method based on Fourier analysis for reconstructing the threedimensional measure of the alignment degree, directly from its two-dimensional counterpart, The method applies to nonadiabatic alignment of linear molecules induced by a linearly polarized, nonresonant laser pulse. Our theoretical analysis shows that the Fourier transform of the time-dependent trace over one molecular rotational period contains additional frequency components compared to the Fourier transform of These additional frequency components can be identified and removed from the Fourier spectrum of By rescaling of the remaining frequency components, the Fourier spectrum of h is obtained and, finally, is reconstructed through inverse Fourier transformation. The method allows the reconstruction of the trace from a measured trace, which is the typical observable of many experiments, and thereby provides direct comparison to calculated traces, which is the commonly used alignment metric in theoretical descriptions. We illustrate our method by applying it to the measurement of nonadiabatic alignment of I-2 molecules. In addition, we present an efficient algorithm for calculating the matrix elements of and any other observable in the symmetric top basis. These matrix elements are required in the rescaling step, and they allow for highly efficient numerical calculation of and in general.",
keywords = "ALIGNING MOLECULES, 6J SYMBOLS, FIELDS, PHOTODISSOCIATION, POLARIZATION, DIFFRACTION, PULSES, 3J",
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AU - Sondergaard, Anders Aspegren

AU - Shepperson, Benjamin

AU - Stapelfeldt, Henrik

PY - 2017/7/7

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N2 - We present an efficient, noise-robust method based on Fourier analysis for reconstructing the threedimensional measure of the alignment degree, directly from its two-dimensional counterpart, The method applies to nonadiabatic alignment of linear molecules induced by a linearly polarized, nonresonant laser pulse. Our theoretical analysis shows that the Fourier transform of the time-dependent trace over one molecular rotational period contains additional frequency components compared to the Fourier transform of These additional frequency components can be identified and removed from the Fourier spectrum of By rescaling of the remaining frequency components, the Fourier spectrum of h is obtained and, finally, is reconstructed through inverse Fourier transformation. The method allows the reconstruction of the trace from a measured trace, which is the typical observable of many experiments, and thereby provides direct comparison to calculated traces, which is the commonly used alignment metric in theoretical descriptions. We illustrate our method by applying it to the measurement of nonadiabatic alignment of I-2 molecules. In addition, we present an efficient algorithm for calculating the matrix elements of and any other observable in the symmetric top basis. These matrix elements are required in the rescaling step, and they allow for highly efficient numerical calculation of and in general.

AB - We present an efficient, noise-robust method based on Fourier analysis for reconstructing the threedimensional measure of the alignment degree, directly from its two-dimensional counterpart, The method applies to nonadiabatic alignment of linear molecules induced by a linearly polarized, nonresonant laser pulse. Our theoretical analysis shows that the Fourier transform of the time-dependent trace over one molecular rotational period contains additional frequency components compared to the Fourier transform of These additional frequency components can be identified and removed from the Fourier spectrum of By rescaling of the remaining frequency components, the Fourier spectrum of h is obtained and, finally, is reconstructed through inverse Fourier transformation. The method allows the reconstruction of the trace from a measured trace, which is the typical observable of many experiments, and thereby provides direct comparison to calculated traces, which is the commonly used alignment metric in theoretical descriptions. We illustrate our method by applying it to the measurement of nonadiabatic alignment of I-2 molecules. In addition, we present an efficient algorithm for calculating the matrix elements of and any other observable in the symmetric top basis. These matrix elements are required in the rescaling step, and they allow for highly efficient numerical calculation of and in general.

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KW - 6J SYMBOLS

KW - FIELDS

KW - PHOTODISSOCIATION

KW - POLARIZATION

KW - DIFFRACTION

KW - PULSES

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