Towards molecular frame photoelectron angular distributions in polyatomic molecules from lab frame coherent rotational wavepacket evolution

  title={Towards molecular frame photoelectron angular distributions in polyatomic molecules from lab frame coherent rotational wavepacket evolution},
  author={Margaret L. Gregory and Paul Hockett and Albert Stolow and Varun Makhija},
  journal={Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
A theory and method for a matrix-based reconstruction of molecular frame (MF) photoelectron angular distributions (MFPADs) from laboratory frame (LF) measurements (LFPADs) is developed and basic applications are explored. As with prior studies of MF reconstruction, the experimental side of this protocol is based upon time-resolved LF measurements in which a rotational wavepacket is prepared and probed as a function of time via photoionization, followed by a numerical reconstruction routine. In… 
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