Wave-packet dynamics of photodissociation of a linear triatomic molecule under intense nonstationary laser field condition

M. Sugawara, Y. Fujimura

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Vibrational wave-packet dynamics of photodissociation of a linear triatomic BAB-type molecule under intense nonstationary radiation field condition is theoretically studied. We clarify how the wave-packets on the ground and excited adiabatic potential surfaces are coupled with each other through the molecule-laser field interaction. The excited state wave-packet is localized with double maximum structure, and the photodissociation process is suppressed during the intense molecule-radiation field interaction. It is also clarified how oscillatory behavior in intensity signals in femtosecond transition state experiments originates from the wave-packet propagation on the two-dimensional potential surface of the excited state after termination of the pulsed laser. The final momentum distribution of the photodissociation fragments is evaluated, and the fragment formation mechanism is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-336
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Sep 15


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

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