Harmonic generation in free molecules

Andrews, D L (1980) Harmonic generation in free molecules. Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, 13 (20). pp. 4091-4099. ISSN 0022-3700

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A molecular theory of harmonic generation in free molecules is developed using the principles of quantum electrodynamics. A Cartesian tensor formalism is employed and emphasis is placed on the rotational average which is required to account for the random molecular orientations in the pump beam. It is demonstrated that even harmonics are forbidden to all orders of the multipolar interaction Hamiltonian and in the appendix a new relation involving the rotational average of an arbitrary rank Cartesian tensor is presented.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 16:02
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 13:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56442
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3700/13/20/021


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