Excitation, dynamics, and control of rotationally autoionizing Rydberg states of H-2

Adam Kirrander, H. H. Fielding, Ch. Jungen

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The dynamics of rotationally autoionizing Rydberg states of molecular hydrogen is investigated using a time-dependent extension of multichannel quantum defect theory, in which the time-dependent wave packets are constructed using first-order perturbation theory. An analytical expression for the complex excitation function for a sequence of Gaussian excitation pulses is derived and then employed to investigate the influence of pairs of pulses with well-defined phase differences on the decay dynamics and final-state composition. (C) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number164301
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2007

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