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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 9764–9779

Coherently-controlled two-dimensional photon echo electronic spectroscopy

Valentyn I. Prokhorenko, Alexei Halpin, and R. J. Dwayne Miller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 9764-9779 (2009)

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Optical two-dimensional photon-echo spectroscopy is realized with shaped excitation pulses, allowing coherent control of two-dimensional spectra. This development enables probing of state-selective quantum decoherence and phase/time sensitive couplings between states. The coherently-controlled two-dimensional photon-echo spectrometer with two pulse shapers is based on a passively stabilized four-beam interferometer with diffractive optic, and allows heterodyne detection of signals with a long-term phase stability of ~Λ/100. The two-dimensional spectra of Rhodamine 101 in a methanol solution, measured with unshaped and shaped pulses, exhibit significant differences. We observe in particular, the appearance of fine structure in the spectra obtained using shaped excitation pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Original Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2009
Published: May 27, 2009

Valentyn I. Prokhorenko, Alexei Halpin, and R.J. D. Miller, "Coherently-controlled two-dimensional photon echo electronic spectroscopy," Opt. Express 17, 9764-9779 (2009)

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