Quantum resonance, Anderson localisation and selective rotational excitation in periodically kicked molecules

J. Floß, I. Sh. Averbukh, M. Chergui, A. Taylor, S. Cundiff, R. de Vivie-Riedle, K. Yamagouchi
2013 EPJ Web of Conferences  
We show that molecules kicked periodically by laser pulses currently used in molecular alignment experiments allow to observe effects of the periodically kicked quantum rotor in a real rotational system. Among these effects are Anderson localisation in angular momentum and the scaling of the quantum resonance. Based on this, we propose a new scheme for selective molecular rotational excitation.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/20134102002 fatcat:go5rnd7fbjbyromsldq53ptp2y