Resonance-leaking to specific background states: a loss mechanism in molecular multiphoton transitions

W. Jakubetz, B. L. Lan

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    The phenomena where the selectivity of a resonant π-pulse resonant multiphoton (MP) transition to a target state along a strongly coupled ladder progression was reduced by a background level was analyzed. The two additional subsets of background states affect the specific system-to-background transition. The phenomena was shown to occur when the resonant MP transition to the background state includes the target state as an intermediate rung and competes with the resonant ladder transition.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7968-7979
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number17
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2002

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