Observation of completely destructive quantum interference between interacting resonances in molecular predissociation

BR Lewis*, ST Gibson, P O'Keeffe, T Ridley, KP Lawley, RJ Donovan

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Abstract

A unique observation is presented of interacting predissociating resonances which exhibit completely destructive interference in a region between the resonances. The use of a double-resonance technique, in which single rotational levels of the b (1)Sigma (g) state of O-2 prepared by pumping the magnetic-dipole b (g) (v = 3, J = 17) Rydberg and II(1)Delta (g) (v = 6, J = 17) valence states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1478-1481
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume86
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2001

Keywords

  • (1,3)PI(G) RYDBERG STATES
  • COMPLEX RESONANCES
  • DEFECT THEORY
  • O-2

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