TITLE

Two-dimensional femtosecond vibrational spectroscopy of liquids

AUTHOR(S)
Tanimura, Yoshitaka; Mukamel, Shaul
PUB. DATE
December 1993
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;12/15/1993, Vol. 99 Issue 12, p9496
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The nonlinear optical response of liquids subjected to a series of N femtosecond laser pulses is calculated using a multimode harmonic model for nuclear motions, with nonlinear coupling to the radiation field through the coordinate dependence of the electronic polarizability. Using electronically off-resonant optical fields, this multidimensional spectroscopy is shown to provide direct information regarding the homogeneous or the inhomogeneous nature of the spectral density obtained from optical birefringence measurements. Complementary information can be obtained using infrared pulses where the multiple time correlation functions of the nuclear dipole moment (rather than the electronic polarizability) are being probed.
ACCESSION #
7629469

 

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