Sub-laser-cycle control of coupled electron-nuclear dynamics at a conical intersection
EntityUAM. Departamento de Química
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
10.1088/1367-2630/17/11/113023New Journal of Physics 17.11 (2015): 113023
Funded byThis work has been financially supported by the ERA-Chemistry Project PIM2010EEC-00751, DFG SM 292/3-1, the EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN CORINF, the EPSRC Programme Grant No. EP/I032517/1, the European Research Council Advanced Grant No. XCHEM 290853, the MINECO projects FIS2013-42002-R and CTQ2012-35513-C02, a MINECO FPU grant (LMF), the European COST Action XLIC CM1204, and the CAM project NANOFRONTMAG, which are gratefully acknowledged. We also acknowledge allocation of computer time from Mare Nostrum BSC and CCC-UAM
Projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/264951; info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/290853; Gobierno de España. FIS2013-42002-R; Gobierno de España. CTQ2012-35513-C02; Comunidad de Madrid. S2013/MIT-2850/NANOFRONTMAG
SubjectsSub-femtosecond laser control; Molecular dynamics; Conical intersection; Nonadiabatic effects; Química
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Nonadiabatic processes play a fundamental role in the understanding of photochemical processes in excited polyatomic molecules. A particularly important example is that of radiationless electronic relaxation at conical intersections (CIs). We discuss new opportunities for controlling coupled electron-nuclear dynamics at CIs, offered by the advent of nearly single-cycle, phase-stable, mid-infrared laser pulses. To illustrate the control mechanism, a two-dimensional model of the NO2 molecule is considered. The key idea of the control scheme is to match the time scale of the laser field oscillations to the characteristic time scale of the wave packet transit through the CI. The instantaneous laser field changes the shape and position of the CI as the wave packet passes through. As the CI moves in the laser field, it 'slices' through the wave packet, sculpting it in the coordinate and momentum space in a way that is sensitive to the carrier-envelope phase of the control pulse. We find that the electronic coherence imparted on the sub-laser-cycle time scale manifests during much longer nuclear dynamics that follow on the many tens of femtosecond time scale. Control efficiency as a function of molecular orientation is analyzed, showing that modest alignment is sufficient for showing the described effects
Google Scholar:Richter, Maria - Bouakline, Foudhil - González Vázquez, Jesús - Martínez-Fernández, Lara - Corral, Inés - Patchkovskii, Serguei - Morales, Felipe - Ivanov, Misha - Martín García, Fernando - Smirnova, Olga
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