Laser Control and Manipulation of Molecules
Laser Control and Manipulation of Molecules provides advances in the studies of chemical dynamics and photochemistry using emerging laser technologies. The book examines both theoretical and experimental advances in this field, and includes such topics as efficient selectivity in chemical reactions, new pulse shaping techniques, and new tools for realistic control and manipulation of molecules. The book is divided into three sections that cover coherent - optimal control, intense fields, and alignment and manipulation. Chapters discuss optimal quantum control in dissipative environments, ultrafast dynamics of molecules in intense laser-light fields, and the propensity of molecules to spatially align in linearly-polarized, intense light fields.