Complete description of linear molecule photoionization achieved by vector correlations using the light of a single circular polarization Academic Article uri icon


  • Using the (VA+, Ve, e) vector correlation method enables to perform a complete photoionization experiment involving ground-state molecules, using a single well-defined circular or elliptical polarization of the light. The method is illustrated by the example of photoionization of the NO(X2(c3Π)) ionic state corresponding to the excitation of the 4σ inner-valence shell for which all the complex dipole matrix elements are derived. The results are compared with the calculations performed using the multichannel Schwinger configuration interaction method (MCSCI).

author list (cited authors)

  • Lebech, M., Houver, J. C., Lafosse, A., Dowek, D., Alcaraz, C., Nahon, L., & Lucchese, R. R.

citation count

  • 65

publication date

  • June 2003