Deflection of rotating symmetric top molecules by inhomogeneous fields.

  title={Deflection of rotating symmetric top molecules by inhomogeneous fields.},
  author={Erez Gershnabel and Ilya Sh. Averbukh},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={135 8},
We consider deflection of rotating symmetric top molecules by inhomogeneous optical and static electric fields, compare results with the case of linear molecules, and find new singularities in the distribution of the scattering angle. Scattering of the prolate/oblate molecules is analyzed in detail, and it is shown that the process can be efficiently controlled by means of short and strong femtosecond laser pulses. In particular, the angular dispersion of the deflected molecules may be… 
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