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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Oct. 1, 1978
  • pp: 154–155

Single-photon transition moments in excited states of spherical-top molecules

Harold W. Galbraith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 154-155 (1978)

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Single-photon transition moments for overtone states of triply degenerate modes of spherical-top molecules applicable to multiple-photon dynamics calculations are derived for zeroth- and first-order theories. In each case the total transition strength for excitation out of a given angular momentum state is in agreement with well-known results for the triply degenerate oscillator. In contrast with recently published results, this work shows that all strongly allowed multiple-photon pathways do occur.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 26, 1978
Published: October 1, 1978

Harold W. Galbraith, "Single-photon transition moments in excited states of spherical-top molecules," Opt. Lett. 3, 154-155 (1978)

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