Alternate schemes for the coherent laser control of chemical reactions

Gauthier, Daniel J.
August 1993
Journal of Chemical Physics;8/1/1993, Vol. 99 Issue 3, p1618
Academic Journal
Several schemes are presented for the coherent laser control of chemical reactions. They are based on the principle of interference between quantum mechanical excitation pathways first proposed by Brumer and Shapiro [Acc. Chem. Res. 22, 407 (1989)]. The conclusion that these schemes may by useful for coherent laser control is based on the fact that, for each of the schemes, the quantum mechanical interference effect has been observed previously in nonlinear optical experiments; however, no attempt to control the interference was attempted in these experiments.


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