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Manipulation of molecules with electromagnetic fields

TitleManipulation of molecules with electromagnetic fields
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLemeshko, M, Krems, RV, Doyle, JM, Kais, S
Date PublishedJUL 1

The goal of the present article is to review the major developments that have led to the current understanding of molecule-field interactions and experimental methods for manipulating molecules with electromagnetic fields. Molecule-field interactions are at the core of several, seemingly distinct areas of molecular physics. This is reflected in the organisation of this article, which includes sections on field control of molecular beams, external field traps for cold molecules, control of molecular orientation and molecular alignment, manipulation of molecules by non-conservative forces, ultracold molecules and ultracold chemistry, controlled many-body phenomena, entanglement of molecules and dipole arrays, and stability of molecular systems in high-frequency super-intense laser fields. The article contains 852 references.