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Multiphoton dissociation of molecules with low power CW infrared lasers

Bomse, D. S. and Woodin, R. L. and Beauchamp, J. L. (1978) Multiphoton dissociation of molecules with low power CW infrared lasers. In: Advances in Laser Chemistry. Springer Series in Chemical Physics . No.3. Springer Berlin Heidelberg , Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 362-373. ISBN 9783642670565.

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The multiphoton excitation of molecules by infrared radiation offers a new form of molecular activation which has captured the imagination of a sizeable audience of physicists and chemists. Many intriguing possibilities for chemical applications result from the selectivity which can be achieved using intense, narrow band lasers to excite specific molecular species, including isotopic variants. The ability to create a hot molecule in a cool environment brings chemists close to the realization of a tame Maxwell’s Demon.

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Additional Information:© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978. This work was supported by the Department of Energy. One of us (DSB) would like to thank NSF for a Graduate Fellowship (1976-1979).
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Subject Keywords:Dissociation Rate, Trapping Time, High Power Pulse Laser, Multiphoton Excitation, Lower Energy Pathway
Series Name:Springer Series in Chemical Physics
Issue or Number:3
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