Decoherence of molecular vibrational wave packets: Observable manifestations and control criteria

C. Brif, H. Rabitz, S. Wallentowitz, I. A. Walmsley

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number063404
Pages (from-to)063404/1-063404/9
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume63
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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