Preparation of highly polarized nuclei: Observation and control of time-dependent polarization transfer from H35Cl molecular rotation to 35Cl nuclear spin

  title={Preparation of highly polarized nuclei: Observation and control of time-dependent polarization transfer from H35Cl molecular rotation to 35Cl nuclear spin},
  author={Dimitris Sofikitis and Luis Rubio-Lago and Marion R. Martin and Davida J. Ankeny Brown and Nate C.-M. Bartlett and Richard N. Zare and T. Peter Rakitzis},
  journal={Physical Review A},
We demonstrate time-dependent polarization transfer from molecular rotation to nuclear spin. The ${\mathrm{H}}^{35}\mathrm{Cl}$ $(v=2,J=1,M=1)$ state is excited with a $1.7\phantom{\rule{0.3em}{0ex}}\ensuremath{\mu}\mathrm{m}$ laser pulse, and then dissociated with a delayed $235\phantom{\rule{0.3em}{0ex}}\mathrm{nm}$ laser pulse to produce $^{35}\mathrm{Cl}$ atoms. Time-dependent polarizations of both $\mathrm{H}^{35}\mathrm{Cl}$ $(v=2,J=1)$ molecules and $^{35}\mathrm{Cl}(^{2}\mathrm{P}_{3∕2… 

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