I want to design a system of some kind that will photodissociate isolated diatomic molecules. I began by looking at Einstein's treatment of absorption and emission rates, molecular orbital geometry, the Morse potential and various other topics. I'm fairly well versed in quantum and E&M (full year of honors for both in my 3rd year). We used McIntyre for quantum and Griffiths for E&M. I'm not sure how exactly to tackle this. It seems like all the stuff i've looked at is useful but im not sure where to go from here. I first want to look at the case of an individual molecule and what wavelength of photons needed to dissociate. Also, how do i know the electrons will absorb these or any photons? Would the nucleus? After i figure out the theoretical case for one molecule, im confident in my ability to apply stat mech but i'd appreciate advice on this anyway.