Control of chemical dynamics by restricting intramolecular vibrational relaxation

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We address the issue of localization of bond energy in a molecule by stopping intramolecular vibrational relaxation (IVR). We show through model calculations that appropriate frequency sweeps permit selective locking over a well-defined range of resonance frequencies, with little excitation outside that range. We also propose a modified version of an adiabatic half passage experiment that will perform photon locking without complications from inhomogeneities or partial excitation of other transitions for a bright state coupled to a finite number of dark states. © 1993 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goswami, D; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 4509 - 4517

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.466050

Citation Source

  • Scopus