We study the influence of the translation distortion on the two quanta vibration–vibration transitions by solving the DWA equations to the second perturbation order. We show that these alterations create a new transition path which only uses the linear components with respect to the vibration coordinates in the perturbation potential. This effect appreciably disturbs the two quanta energy transfer when the ratio of the two vibration frequencies is weak.

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