Femtosecond Raman induced polarization spectroscopy studies of coherent rotational dynamics in molecular fluids
Description: We develop a polarization-sensitive femtosecond pump probe technique, Raman induced polarization spectroscopy (RIPS), to study coherent rotation in molecular fluids. By observing the collisional dephasing of the coherently prepared rotational states, we are able to extract information concerning the effects of molecular interactions on the rotational motion. The technique is quite sensitive because of the zero background detection method, and is also versatile due to its nonresonant nature.
Date: May 1, 1997
Creator: Morgen, M.M.
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