Geometrical Optimization Approach to Isomerization: Models and Limitations.

@article{Chang2017GeometricalOA,
  title={Geometrical Optimization Approach to Isomerization: Models and Limitations.},
  author={Bo Y Chang and Seokmin Shin and Volker Engel and Ignacio R. Sola},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A},
  year={2017},
  volume={121 43},
  pages={
          8280-8287
        }
}
We study laser-driven isomerization reactions through an excited electronic state using the recently developed Geometrical Optimization procedure. Our goal is to analyze whether an initial wave packet in the ground state, with optimized amplitudes and phases, can be used to enhance the yield of the reaction at faster rates, driven by a single picosecond pulse or a pair of femtosecond pulses resonant with the electronic transition. We show that the symmetry of the system imposes limitations in… 

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