Ultrafast Predissociation Dynamics of Isolated Small Molecules from UV Resonance Raman Depolarization Ratios

  • A. B. Myers
  • Bulang Li
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 53)


Resonance Raman depolarization ratios and bandshapes are described as a probe of ultrafast dissociation dynamics of small gas phase molecules. The role of a finite laser bandwidth in inducing incoherent “fluorescence” emission is discussed. Applications to the predissociative S3 state of CS2 vapor are shown.


Excited State Lifetime Resonance Raman Spectrum Depolarization Ratio Laser Linewidth Excited State Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Myers
    • 1
  • Bulang Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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