Laser-assisted charge-transfer reactions (Li3++H): Coupled dressed-quasimolecular-state approach

Tak-San Ho, Cecil Laughlin, Shih-I Chu
1985 Physical review. A, General physics  
A semiclassical coupled dressed-quasimolecular-states (DQMS) approach is presented for nonper turbative treatment of multichanriel charge-transfer reactions at lou collision velocities and high laser intensities, incorporating the implementation of the generalized Van Vleck (GVV) nearly degenerate perturbation theory. The GVV technique allows block partitioning of the infinitedimensional Floquet Hamiltouiau into a finite-dimensional madel DQMS space, and thereby reduces greatly the number of
more » ... ly the number of effective coupled channels. Further, the GVV-Floquet basis allows minimization of the (usually large in amplitude) field-induced nonadiabatic radial couplings without the need to explicitly construct the transformation between the adiabatic and diabatic DQMS basis. This yields a new set of coupled CxVV-DQMS equations (neither adiabatic nor diabatic) which are particularly convenient for multichannel calculations. The method is applied to the study of the laser-assisted charge-transfer process: Li'++H(ls)+Am~Li +(n =3)+H+, using 2-, 5-, and 15-GVV-DQMS basis. It is found that while the 5-state results agree well with the 15-state calculations even up to very high intensities for the (LiH) + system, the 2-state basis is inadequate at highintensity and lower-wavelength regimes. Detailed results and nonlinear dynamical features are presented for the process at small impact velocity 10 cm/s and strong laser fields with intensity ranging from 1 to 100 TW/cm and wavelengths from 1500 to 3000 A.
doi:10.1103/physreva.32.122 pmid:9896032 fatcat:vwkbdr2dzva6demnjm6zd37bzm