Verlet, JRR; Stavros, VG; Fielding, HH; (2002) Wave-packet isotope separation using phase-locked pulses. PHYS REV A , 65 (3) , Article 032504. 10.1103/PhysRevA.65.032504.
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We introduce a general wave-packet isotope-separation scheme exploiting the optical Ramsey method. Optically excited molecular wave packets in different isotopes develop a well-defined phase difference after just a few vibrational periods. Phase-locked pairs of optical pulses are able to selectively pump one isotope back down to the ground state and enhance the excited-state population of the other isotope. The method is illustrated by simulating wave-packet isotope separation of a mixture of Br-79(2), Br-81(2), and (BrBr)-Br-79-Br-81. We also exploit phase-locked pairs of optical pulses to reduce the time required for the spatial separation of wave packets.
|Title:||Wave-packet isotope separation using phase-locked pulses|
|Keywords:||DYNAMICS, STATE, EVOLUTION, ATOM|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry|
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