Coherent control of selective bond breaking: HOD in the Ã-state revisited

Diptesh Dey, Ashwani Kumar Tiwari, Niels Engholm Henriksen*

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The VUV photodissociation of HOD in the first (Ã-state) absorption band following a non-resonant impulsive vibrational excitation is studied theoretically. We show that a change in the linear temporal chirp of a VUV pulse with a fixed frequency distribution leads to control of the branching ratio (H + OD)/(D + OH) between the two fragmentation channels.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Dynamic Stark effect
  • Pulse shapiung
  • Coherent control

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