Enhanced two-photon transitions in molecules with permanent dipole moments

Benjamin E. Scharf, Yehuda B. Band

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For radiative processes involving two photons of different color in the limit when one of the photon frequencies is small, we show that the rate becomes very large due to a unique resonance. The two-photon rate becomes comparable with one-photon transition rates, even for low radiation field intensities. Applications of this phenomenon are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 19 Feb 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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