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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11015–11024

Effects of chirp on two-dimensional Fourier transform electronic spectra

Patrick F. Tekavec, Jeffrey A. Myers, Kristin L. M. Lewis, Franklin D. Fuller, and Jennifer P. Ogilvie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11015-11024 (2010)

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We examine the effect that pulse chirp has on the shape of two- dimensional electronic spectra through calculations and experiments. For the calculations we use a model two electronic level system with a solvent interaction represented by a simple Gaussian correlation function and compare the resulting spectra to experiments carried out on an organic dye molecule (Rhodamine 800). Both calculations and experiments show that distortions due to chirp are most significant when the pulses used in the experiment have different amounts of chirp, introducing peak shape asymmetry that could be interpreted as spectrally dependent relaxation. When all pulses have similar chirp the distortions are reduced but still affect the anti-diagonal symmetry of the peak shapes and introduce negative features that could be interpreted as excited state absorption.

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OCIS Codes
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Original Manuscript: March 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2010
Published: May 11, 2010

Patrick F. Tekavec, Jeffrey A. Myers, Kristin L. M. Lewis, Franklin D. Fuller, and Jennifer P. Ogilvie, "Effects of chirp on two-dimensional Fourier transform electronic spectra," Opt. Express 18, 11015-11024 (2010)

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