August 2, 2017
Dynamic electric properties are most commonly determined by applying linear and nonlinear response theory. This is often a sequential process as each order of response depends on the solution for the previous lower order. Response theory is a perturbative approach and is not directly amenable to modeling time-resolved spectroscopies or experiments involving exotic pulse shapes. Nonperturbative interactions between a system and an electric field can be modeled explicitly in time. This makes it possible to more easily resolve higher-order properties and highly nonlinear processes. Time-dependent configuration interaction has asserted itself as a powerful tool for accurately modeling electronic dynamics. We have implemented time-dependent configuration interaction using the graphical unitary group approach in order to study the dynamics of open-shell systems while retaining spin as a good quantum number. This approach has been used to resolve linear and nonlinear electric properties of molecular systems. Important considerations when modeling dynamic electric properties in the time-domain are presented as well as comparisons to properties of broken symmetry solutions. This work is published in Advances in Quantum Chemistry and can be found here.