The forward-backward semiclassical representation introduced by Makri and Thompson (Chem. Phys. Lett. 1998, 291, 101-109.) is employed to evaluate dipole correlation functions for electronic transitions of molecules in clusters or the condensed phase. The method is applied to the X → B transition of an iodine molecule in a host of argon atoms. In this case, where the spectrum is dominated by the short-time dynamics of the system, a factorization of the stability matrix entering the semiclassical expression of the propagator provides an excellent approximation, substantially reducing the computational cost.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry A|
|State||Published - Nov 25 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry