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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 171–178

Compact implementation of Fourier transform two-dimensional IR spectroscopy without phase ambiguity

Jan Helbing and Peter Hamm  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 171-178 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000171


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Abstract

We describe an optimized setup for two-dimensional (2D) IR spectroscopy, which can be implemented at low additional cost and with standard optics in any laboratory equipped for femtosecond mid-IR spectroscopy. An interferometer produces a pair of intense pump pulses, whose interferogram is simultaneously recorded and directly yields the relative phase needed for the calculation of absorptive 2D spectra. We analyze different sampling methods based on a realistic noise model and introduce fast population time modulation as an alternative to the use of choppers in the suppression of scatter. Signal levels are compared to those of a photon-echo setup.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2010
Published: December 22, 2010

Citation
Jan Helbing and Peter Hamm, "Compact implementation of Fourier transform two-dimensional IR spectroscopy without phase ambiguity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 171-178 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-1-171


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