An overview is given of the principles of laser adiabatic manipulation of molecular bonds. The simplest scenario requires the coupling of the initial electronic state to a dissociative potential with the possible aid of a second excited bound potential. For molecules with large dipole moments, it is shown that ample control over the bond length is possible with strong ultrashort pulses.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Chemical Physics|
|State||Published - Nov 22 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry