Coherent Control of Internal Conversion in Strong-Field Molecular Ionization

Author(s)
Brian Kaufman, Tamas Rozgonyi, Philipp Marquetand, Thomas Weinacht
Abstract

We demonstrate coherent control over internal conversion during strong-field molecular ionization with shaped, few-cycle laser pulses. The control is driven by interference in different neutral states, which are coupled via non-Born-Oppenheimer terms in the molecular Hamiltonian. Our measurements highlight the preservation of electronic coherence in nonadiabatic transitions between electronic states.

Organisation(s)
Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Research Platform Accelerating Photoreaction Discovery, Research Network Data Science
External organisation(s)
State University of New York, Stony Brook, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Journal
Physical Review Letters
Volume
125
No. of pages
6
ISSN
0031-9007
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.053202
Publication date
07-2020
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
104017 Physical chemistry
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/coherent-control-of-internal-conversion-in-strongfield-molecular-ionization(00478672-91c8-468c-b4cb-054636d86c6a).html