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Isotope selective photoionization of NaK by optimal control: Theory and experiment

Schäfer-Bung, B. and Bonačić-Koutecký, V. and Sauer, F. and Weber, S. and Wöste, L. and Lindinger, A. (2006) Isotope selective photoionization of NaK by optimal control: Theory and experiment. J. Chem. Phys., 125 (21). 214310-1-214310-8.

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We present a joint theoretical and experimental study of the maximization of the isotopomer ratio mathmath/mathmath using tailored phase-only as well as amplitude and phase modulated femtosecond laser fields obtained in the framework of optimal control theory and closed loop learning (CLL) technique. A good agreement between theoretically and experimentally optimized pulse shapes is achieved which allows to assign the optimized processes directly to the pulse shapes obtained by the experimental isotopomer selective CLL approach. By analyzing the dynamics induced by the optimized pulses we show that the mechanism involving the dephasing of the wave packets between the isotopomers math math and math math on the first excited state is responsible for high isotope selective ionization. Amplitude and phase modulated pulses, moreover, allow to establish the connection between the spectral components of the pulse and corresponding occupied vibronic states. It will be also shown that the leading features of the theoretically shaped pulses are independent from the initial conditions. Since the underlying processes can be assigned to the individual features of the shaped pulses, we show that optimal control can be used as a tool for analysis.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Physics > Optical Physics > Laser Physics
Physical Sciences > Physics > Mathematical & Theoretical Physics
ID Code:1021
Deposited By: Dr. Boris Schäfer-Bung
Deposited On:18 Jan 2011 17:17
Last Modified:18 Jan 2011 17:17

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