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Published November 4, 1988 | public
Journal Article

Molecular state evolution after excitation with an ultra-short laser pulse: A quantum analysis of NaI and NaBr dissociation


In recent experiments Rose, Rosker and Zewail have used a femtosecond pulse to dissociate NaI and NaBr, and a second pulse to probe the "transition state" by LIF. Here we show that quantum calculations, on a model system with no adjustable parameters, reproduce the principal observed features.

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© 1988 Published by Elsevier B.V. Received 28 July 1988; in final form 20 September 1988. At Santa Barbara this work was supported by the National Science Foundation Grant CHE87-13619 and in part by the Office of Naval Research. The work at Caltech was supported by AFOSR through Grant No, 87-0071 (AHZ) and by the National Science Foundation (RAM).

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