Interference between nonadiabatically ramified wavepackets in dissociation dynamics of NaI excited by a femtosecond laser pulse

H. Kono, Y. Fujimura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

33 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Exact quantum-mechanical calculations of the dissociation dynamics of NaI excited by a femtosecond pulse are carried out using an iteration scheme for computing the wavepacket dynamics dynamics in multiphoton processes. The results show that nonadiabatically ramified packets interfere with each other at the crossing point between the covalent and ionic potentials. The interference makes the dissociation probability much larger or smaller than the value estimated in its absence. The dependence of the dissociation probability on the pulse length and wavelength originates from the diverse aspects of packet interference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-504
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume184
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Oct 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Interference between nonadiabatically ramified wavepackets in dissociation dynamics of NaI excited by a femtosecond laser pulse'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this