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Published March 9, 1990 | public
Journal Article

Femtosecond temporal spectroscopy and direct inversion to the potential: Application to iodine


The use of femtosecond lasers in probing molecular dynamics is usually thought to yield improved temporal resolution, at the expense of spectral information. Here, we report on the use of femtosecond temporal spectroscopy (FTS) to yield accurate spectral information (vibrational and rotational) and to invert directly to the potential energy curve. As an example, we present the FTS analysis, inversion to the potential, and confirmatory wave packet calculations for the B ^3Π_(0+u) state of molecular iodine.

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© 1990 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Received 19 January 1990. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. One of us (GR) thanks SERC for the award of a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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