Manipulating bond lengths adiabatically with light

Ignacio P. Sola, Bo Y. Chang, Herschel Albert Rabitz

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10653-10657
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume119
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 22 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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