Laser Chemistry

Laser Chemistry / 1986 / Article

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Volume 5 |Article ID 703901 |

H. H. Telle, "Stimulated Processes in a Half-collision", Laser Chemistry, vol. 5, Article ID 703901, 14 pages, 1986.

Stimulated Processes in a Half-collision


Selective photodissociation of diatomic molecules is used to prepare the separating species in a well defined quantum state with narrowly determined final kinetic energy of the particles. During the course of separation to products the repulsive potential is probed by a tunable dye laser, that is by induced absorption in case the dissociation proceeds on a potential leading to ground state products, or by induced emission or absorption for all other cases. The determination of interatomic potentials from the observed spectra is discussed.

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