Alternate schemes for the coherent laser control of chemical reactions


Journal Article

Several schemes are presented for the coherent laser control of chemical reactions. They are based on the principle of interference between quantum mechanical excitation pathways first proposed by Brumer and Shapiro [Acc. Chem. Res. 22, 407 (1989)]. The conclusion that these schemes may by useful for coherent laser control is based on the fact that, for each of the schemes, the quantum mechanical interference effect has been observed previously in nonlinear optical experiments; however, no attempt to control the interference was attempted in these experiments. © 1993 American Institute of Physics.

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Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1618 - 1622

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.466180

Citation Source

  • Scopus