Wavepacket dynamics on the ground and optically dark, first electronic state of all-trans-β-carotene are studied with 16 fs time resolution using pump-degenerate four-wave mixing spectroscopy. Moreover control over the vibrational ground state modes is shown.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
T. Hornung, H. Skenderović, K. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, "Observation and control of all-trans-β-carotene wavepacket motion using pump-degenerate four-wave mixing," in 14th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ThC7.
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