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- Spectrally resolved two-colour femtosecond photon echoes
- Dao, Lap Van; Lincoln, Craig; Lowe, Martin; Hannaford, Peter
- We describe a potentially powerful multidimensional technique based on spectrally resolved 2-colour 3-pulse photon echoes in the visible region for probing vibrational and electronic dynamics in complex molecular systems on a femtosecond time scale. Recording of the spectrum of the photon echo signals yields detailed information about the temporal evolution of the amplitude of the nonlinear polarization induced in the sample by the three temporally separated femtosecond laser pulses. Suitable selection of the wavelengths of the three laser pulses allows different sets of energy levels to be selected and the dynamics of the ground and excited states to be separated and investigated. The technique is applied to studies of dynamical processes in a wide range of molecular systems, including the dye molecules Rhodamine 101, Rhodamine B and cresyl violet; the blue emitting semiconductor gallium nitride; semiconductor CdTe/ZnSe quantum dots; and the biomolecules myoglobin and carbonmonoxy myoglobin.
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- Book chapter
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy
- Femtosecond laser spectroscopy / Peter Hannaford (ed.), pp. 197-224
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- Copyright © 2005 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
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