State reconstruction of anharmonic molecular vibrations: Morse-oscillator model

Ulf Leonhardt

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The quantum state of a one-dimensional molecular vibration can be reconstructed via molecular emission tomography [T. J. Dunn, I. A. Walmsley, and S. Mukamel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 884 (1995)] even in the case of anharmonic potentials. We assume a Morse-oscillator model for the vibration and calculate analytically the irregular wave functions. These mathematical objects serve as ingredients of the reconstruction procedure [U. Leonhardt and M. G. Raymer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1989 (1996)]. Additionally, we show why the observation time until the revival of order 1/2 is sufficient for an accurate state determination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3164-3172
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997




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