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Physics: Prof. dr. W. van der Zande, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen: Manipulating matter by manipulating radiation: coherent control in atoms and molecules

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23 October 2008 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Physics: Prof. dr. W. van der Zande
Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen
Title: Manipulating matter by manipulating radiation: coherent control in atoms and molecules
Date: 23-10-2008
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080

Abstract

Laserlight brought the promise of adding antoher tool of manipulating processes in matter beyond simple excitation processes. Although trivial at the radiofrequencies used in NMR, femtosecond lasers and subsequently pulse shapers were needed to make coherent control possible in the optical part of the spectrum. I will describe three types of experiments that employ modificatio nof electromagentic pulses in ordrto affect excitation probabilities in atomic and molecular systens in a rather non-intuiive way.

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