Two-photon absorption: transitions induced in highly symmetric molecules by a magnetic field

Andrews, D L (1986) Two-photon absorption: transitions induced in highly symmetric molecules by a magnetic field. Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, 19 (18). L613-L616. ISSN 0022-3700

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Abstract

It has recently been shown that certain two-photon transitions can be indiced in atoms by applying a static magnetic field at the intersection of two crossed laser beams. The mechanism involves quantum mechanical interference between different excitation pathways. In this letter it is shown that a similar effect takes place in any highly symmetric molecule such as methane or sulphur hexafluoride belonging to a cubic symmetry group. However, in this case, the effect occurs through a non-linear magneto-optical interaction which is quite distinct from the interference mechanism.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 16:06
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 02:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56459
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3700/19/18/004

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