The ultrafast dynamics of CS2 in the 1B 2(1Iσu+) state was studied by photoelectron imaging with a time resolution of 22 fs. The photoelectron signal intensity exhibited clear vibrational quantum beats due to wave packet motion. The signal intensity decayed with a lifetime of about 400 fs. This decay was preceded by a lag of around 30 fs, which was considered to correspond to the time for a vibrational wave packet to propagate from the Franck-Condon region to the region where predissociation occurred. The photoelectron angular distribution remained constant when the pump-probe delay time was varied. Consequently, variation of the electronic character caused by the vibrational wave packet motion was not identified within the accuracy of our measurements.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry