Unidirectional Rotation of Molecules Measured by the Rotational Doppler Effect
1 Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, 76100, Israel
2 Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60607, United States
A pair of linearly polarized pump pulses induce field-free unidirectional molecular rotation, which is detected by a delayed circularly polarized probe. The polarization and spectrum of the probe are modified by the interaction with the molecules, in accordance with the Rotational Doppler Effect.
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