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Vibrational Excitation in Polyatomic Molecules

  • Harold W. Galbraith
  • Jay R. Ackerhalt

Abstract

In this article we will discuss what happens to a polyatomic molecule that is driven by a high-power, resonant, infrared laser. It is assumed that the molecules are in the gas phase, and our discussion centers around systems at low pressure so that we may focus our attention on one individual molecule immersed in the photon field of the laser. We will present detailed calculations simulating the response of two molecular species, SF6 and S2F10. In this introduction we will discuss briefly our (admittedly subjective) view of the current status of the multiphoton excitation-dissociation problem (mpe, mpd) with primary emphasis on SF6, the most studied molecule.

Keywords

Absorption Cross Section Rabi Frequency Polyatomic Molecule Vibrational Excitation Sulfur Hexafluoride 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold W. Galbraith
    • 1
  • Jay R. Ackerhalt
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical DivisionLos Alamos Scientific LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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