Wednesday, July 3, 2013

1307.0431 (Paul Venn et al.)

Manipulation of a continuous beam of molecules by light pulses    [PDF]

Paul Venn, Hendrik Ulbricht
We experimentally observe the action of multiple light pulses on the transverse motion of a continuous beam of fullerenes. The light potential is generated by non-resonant ultra-short laser pulses in perpendicular spatial overlap with the molecule beam. We observe a small but clear enhancement of the number of molecules in the center fraction of the molecular beam. Relatively low light intensity and short laser pulse duration prevent the molecule from fragmentation and ionization. Experimental results are confirmed by Monte Carlo trajectory simulations.
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