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Polarization response of an ensemble of polyatomic molecules after photoisomerization
Author(s): A. P. Blokhin; M. F. Gelin; A. V. Pisliakov
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Paper Abstract

Polarization response of photoisomerizing molecules under collisionless conditions is studied. General expressions are obtained for the fluorescence anisotropy in case of asymmetric top initial and isomer molecules, and for an arbitrary time between absorption of light and transition to an isomer state. The explicit calculations are performed for the steady-state anisotropy in several extreme cases. We show that detection of the polarized fluorescence offers one to estimate characteristic times of the reaction and to determine molecular orientation of absorption and emission dipole moments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4002, Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Laser Physics and Spectroscopy, (20 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380129
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A. P. Blokhin, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)
M. F. Gelin, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)
A. V. Pisliakov, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4002:
Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Laser Physics and Spectroscopy

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