Observation of nondispersing classical-like molecular rotation.

  title={Observation of nondispersing classical-like molecular rotation.},
  author={Aleksey Korobenko and John W Hepburn and V Milner},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  volume={17 2},
Using the technique of an optical centrifuge, we produce rotational wave packets which evolve in time along either classical-like or non-classical trajectories. After releasing O2 and D2 molecules from the centrifuge, we track their field-free rotation by monitoring the molecular angular distribution with velocity map imaging. Due to the dispersion of the created rotational wave packets in oxygen, we observe a gradual transition between "dumbbell"-shaped and "cross"-shaped distributions, both… CONTINUE READING

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