A laser-driven molecular species A, represented as a two-level system, is taken to react forming a finite-level molecular species B. Criteria are developed that, when satisfied, enable this model to be approximated by a two-level molecular A system reacting to form a single-level molecular species B. Further criteria are then developed that, when satisfied, enable this model to be approximated by a two-level molecular species A with irreversible population loss.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 11, 1979
Published: January 1, 1980
N. M. Witriol, C. M. Bowden, A. J. Galli, and W. H. Brumage, "Criteria for the reduction of the effective manifold of states in models of laser-induced dissociation and chemistry," Opt. Lett. 5, 24-26 (1980)