Three dimensional orientation of small polyatomic molecules excited by two-color femtosecond pulses

@article{Xu2021ThreeDO,
  title={Three dimensional orientation of small polyatomic molecules excited by two-color femtosecond pulses},
  author={Long Xu and Ilia Tutunnikov and Yehiam Prior and Ilya Sh. Averbukh},
  journal={Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
  year={2021},
  volume={54}
}
We study the excitation of asymmetric-top (including chiral) molecules by two-color femtosecond laser pulses. In the cases of non-chiral asymmetric-top molecules excited by an orthogonally polarized two-color pulse, we demonstrate, classically and quantum mechanically, three-dimensional orientation. For chiral molecules, we show that the orientation induced by a cross-polarized two-color pulse is enantioselective along the laser propagation direction, namely, the two enantiomers are oriented in… 
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