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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 10017–10028

Broadband near UV to visible optical activity measurement using self-heterodyned method

Intae Eom, Sung-Hyun Ahn, Hanju Rhee, and Minhaeng Cho  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 10017-10028 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.010017


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Abstract

We demonstrate that broadband electronic optical activity can be measured with supercontinuum light pulse generated by a femtosecond pump (800 nm). It is the self-heterodyned detection technique that enables us to selectively measure the real (optical rotatory dispersion, ORD) or imaginary (circular dichroism, CD) part of the chiroptical susceptibility by controlling the incident polarization state. The single-shot-based measurement that is capable of correcting power fluctuations of the continuum light is realized by using a fast CCD detector and a polarizing beam splitter. Particularly, non-differential scheme used does not rely on any polarization-switching components. We anticipate that this broadband CD/ORD spectrometry with intrinsically ultrafast time-resolution will be applied to a variety of ultrafast chiroptical dynamics studies.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2011
Published: June 5, 2011

Citation
Intae Eom, Sung-Hyun Ahn, Hanju Rhee, and Minhaeng Cho, "Broadband near UV to visible optical activity measurement using self-heterodyned method," Opt. Express 19, 10017-10028 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-10-10017


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