Incoherent control of photodissociation pathways in I2- cluster ions

Andrei Sanov, W. Carl Lineberger

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Detailed time-resolved photodissociation and caging dynamics are reported for an I2-(OCS)11 model system. The observed product channel-dependent nuclear coherence in the dissociated chromophore reflects complex dynamics of the solvent cage. The evolving pump-probe product distribution offers the possibility of incoherent control of two-photon dissociation pathways by appropriately delaying the probe laser pulse. As an example of such control, I2-(OCS)2 is produced most effectively by a limited set of pump-probe excitations. We emphasize generality of these results that relate to caging dynamics in any cluster ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-195
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventLaser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 29 1998Jan 31 1998


  • Clusters
  • Control
  • Negative ions
  • Photodissociation
  • Pump-probe
  • Solvent dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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