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Laser Chemistry
Volume 9 (1988), Issue 1-3, Pages 27-46

Two-dimensional Imaging of Photofragments

1Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore 94550, California, USA
2Chemistry Department, University of California, Santa Cruz 95064, California, USA
3Physics Department, Catholic University, Nijmegen, Toernooiveld, Nijmegen 6525 ED, The Netherlands

Received 15 January 1988; Accepted 9 March 1988

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The technique of photofragment imaging is described, and several examples of the power of the technique are presented. Two-dimensional images of state-selected photofragments from the photodissociations of CD3I and H2S illustrate how photofragment imaging reveals β parameters, brancing ratios, Doppler profiles and vector correlations. Comparisons are made with Doppler profiling and one-dimensional time-of-flight techniques.