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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry