|Title||Vibrational ladder climbing in NO by ultrashort infrared laser pulses|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||D.J Maas, D.I Duncan, A.FG van der Meer, W.J van der Zande, L.D Noordam|
|Journal||Chemical Physics Letters|
|Date Published||May 16|
The anharmonic vibrational ladder of nitric oxide (NO) is climbed by irradiating the molecule with femtosecond infrared (IR) pulses. The free-electron laser FELIX is tuned to lambda = 5.3 mu m with a bandwidth of Delta lambda = 0.3 mu m, corresponding to a pulse duration of 150 femtoseconds. Transfer to the excited states of NO is monitored by 1+1 REMPI. Population is found up to upsilon '' = 5, the highest level within reach of the IR bandwidth. The average transfer per step of the ladder is found to be 17%. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
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