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Laser Chemistry
Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 209-221

Classical Trajectory Calculations of Infrared Multiphoton Absorption and Dissociation

1The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, 5640 Ellis Avenue, Chicago 60657, Illinois, USA
2M-1 MS-C920, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos 87545, New Mexico, USA
3Department of Chemistry, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge 37831, Tennessee, USA
4Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996-1600, Tennessee, USA

Received 13 December 1984

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A review of classical trajectory calculations of infrared multiphoton absorption and dissociation is presented. These calculations have demonstrated that the classical method can be useful for interpreting experimental results and for understanding the fundamental processes by which molecules absorb photons from the laser.