The decoherence of molecular vibrational wave packets in hot alkalide dimers was studied. Decoherence caused by vibration-rotation coupling appeared as dephasing. For hot molecules, the decoherence rate is proportional to the temperature. However, for temperatures about 400°C, the decoherence rate is much smaller than the vibrational frequency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jun 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics