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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21665–21677

Angle determination and scattering suppression in polarization-enhanced two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy in the pump-probe geometry

Julien Réhault and Jan Helbing  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21665-21677 (2012)

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The signal to noise in two-dimensional spectra recorded in the pump-probe geometry can be significantly improved with a quasi-crossed polarizer configuration, often employed in linear dichroism measurements. Here we examine this method in detail and demonstrate how to analyse and interpret the amplified signals. The angle between transition dipole moments can be determined with better accuracy than in conventional anisotropy measurements, and the method can be used to selectively suppress individual peaks and to efficiently remove scattering contributions. We present spectra of the coupled CO-stretch modes of a Ruthenium-carbonyl complex in DMSO for experimental illustration.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

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Original Manuscript: June 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

Julien Réhault and Jan Helbing, "Angle determination and scattering suppression in polarization-enhanced two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy in the pump-probe geometry," Opt. Express 20, 21665-21677 (2012)

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