Orientation of polar molecules with combined electrostatic and pulsed, nonresonant laser fields

  • Hirofumi SakaiEmail author
  • Shinichirou Minemoto
  • Hiroshi Nanjo
  • Haruka Tanji
  • Takayuki Suzuki


We show that molecules with a moderate permanent dipole moment can be oriented with combined electrostatic and pulsed, nonresonant laser fields. Carbonyl sulfide (OCS) molecules are used as a sample. The degree of orientation can be increased by increasing the peak intensity of the laser field and the magnitude of electrostatic field or by decreasing the initial rotational temperature of the molecules.


Sulfide Carbonyl Dipole Moment Electrostatic Field Laser Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirofumi Sakai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shinichirou Minemoto
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Nanjo
    • 1
  • Haruka Tanji
    • 1
  • Takayuki Suzuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Graduate School of ScienceThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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