Manipulation of molecules with electromagnetic fields Review Article

Author(s): Lemeshko, Mikhail P; Krems, Roman V; Doyle, John M; Kais, Sabre
Title: Manipulation of molecules with electromagnetic fields
Abstract: The goal of the present article is to review the major developments that have led to the current understanding of molecule-field interactions and experimental methods for manipulating molecules with electromagnetic fields. Molecule-field interactions are at the core of several, seemingly distinct areas of molecular physics. This is reflected in the organisation of this article, which includes sections on field control of molecular beams, external field traps for cold molecules, control of molecular orientation and molecular alignment, manipulation of molecules by non-conservative forces, ultracold molecules and ultracold chemistry, controlled many-body phenomena, entanglement of molecules and dipole arrays, and stability of molecular systems in high-frequency super-intense laser fields. The article contains 852 references.
Keywords: Orientation; AC stark shift; adiabatic and non-adiabatic alignment; cold molecules; combined fields; deceleration; entanglement; evaporative and sympathetic cooling; focusing; laser cooling of molecules; many-body physics with dipolar gases; molecular beams; molecular collisions; stabilisation of molecules in intense fields; quantum information processing; short laser pulses; spin models; trapping molecules; ultracold chemistry; Zeeman effect; molecules in field; Stark effect,
Publication Title: Molecular Physics
Volume: 111
Issue 12-13
ISBN: 1362-3028
Publisher: Taylor & Francis  
Date Published: 2013-07-01
Start Page: 1648
End Page: 1682
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2013.813595
Open access: yes (repository)
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