Coherent control of molecular torsion

Shane M. Parker, Mark A Ratner, Tamar Seideman

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Abstract

We propose a coherent, strong-field approach to control the torsional modes of biphenyl derivatives, and develop a numerical scheme to simulate the torsional dynamics. By choice of the field parameters, the method can be applied either to drive the torsion angle to an arbitrary configuration or to induce free internal rotation. Transient absorption spectroscopy is suggested as a probe of torsional control and the usefulness of this approach is numerically explored. Several consequences of our ability to manipulate molecular torsional motions are considered. These include a method for the inversion of molecular chirality and an ultrafast chiral switch.

Original languageEnglish
Article number224301
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume135
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2011

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Torsional stress
torsion
Chirality
Absorption spectroscopy
chirality
absorption spectroscopy
switches
Switches
inversions
Derivatives
probes
configurations
diphenyl

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Coherent control of molecular torsion. / Parker, Shane M.; Ratner, Mark A; Seideman, Tamar.

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Parker, Shane M. ; Ratner, Mark A ; Seideman, Tamar. / Coherent control of molecular torsion. In: Journal of Chemical Physics. 2011 ; Vol. 135, No. 22.
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