Atoms, Molecules and Clusters/Polarization Spectroscopy Group

Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH)
Telephone: 2810 391125



  1. A) Development of cavity-enhanced polarimetry (for improvement of sensitivity and time resolution).
  2. B) Development of cavity-enhanced ellipsometry (for improvement of sensitivity and time resolution).
  3. C) Measurement of atomic parity-nonconservation in Iodine, Xenon, and Mercury.
  4. D) Production of spin-polarized atoms and molecules.


  1. L. Bougas, G. Katsoprinakis, W. von Klitzing, J. Sapirstein, T.P Rakitzis, Cavity-enhanced parity non-conserving optical rotation in metastable Xe and Hg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 210801, (2012)
  2. Fengyan Wang, Kopin Liu, T. Peter Rakitzis, Unfolding the nature of stereo-specific chemistry in the reaction of Cl atom with aligned CHD3(v1=1), Nature Chemistry 4, 636, (2012)
  3. Lykourgos Bougas and T. Peter Rakitzis, Parent-molecule rotational depolarization of photofragment angular momentum distributions, diatomic and polyatomic molecules, PhysChemChemPhys. 13, 8526, (2011)
  4. M.L. Lipciuc, T.P. Rakitzis, G.C. Groenenboom, W. Leo Meerts, M.H.M. Janssen, Quantum state-to-state photodissociation of OCS(v2=1|Jl=11), Variation of S(1D2) electronic polarization with correlated single rotational quantum states of CO(J),, PhysChemChemPhys. 13, 8549, (2011)
  5. M.A. Everest, V. Papadakis, K. Stamataki, S. Tzortzakis, B. Loppinet, T.P. Rakitzis, Evanescent-wave cavity ring-down ellipsometry, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 1324, (2011)
  6. T. Peter Rakitzis, M.H.M. Janssen, Photofragment angular momentum distributions from oriented and aligned polyatomic molecules, beyond the axial recoil limit,, Mol. Phys. 108, 937, (2010)
  7. T. Peter Rakitzis, Andrew J. Alexander, Photofragment angular momentum distributions in the molecular frame II, Single state dissociation, multiple state interference, and non-axial recoil in photodissociation of polyatomic molecules, J. Chem. Phys. 132, 224310, (2010)
  8. Lykourgos Bougas, Dimitris Sofikitis, Michael A. Everest, Andrew J. Alexander, T. Peter Rakitzis, (2+1) laser-induced fluorescence of spin-polarized hydrogen atoms, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 174308, (2010)
  9. T. Peter Rakitzis, Photofragment angular momentum distributions in the molecular frame III, Coherent effects in the photodissociation of polyatomic molecules with circularly polarized light, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 204301, (2010)
  10. Nathaniel C.M. Bartlett, Daniel J. Miller, Richard N. Zare, Andrew J. Alexander, Dimitris Sofikitis, T. Peter Rakitzis, Time-dependent depolarization of aligned HD molecules, PhysChemChemPhys. 11, 142, (2009)


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