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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 1105–1113

Femtosecond time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy of liquid using a hard X-ray free electron laser in a dual-beam dispersive detection method

Yuki Obara, Tetsuo Katayama, Yoshihiro Ogi, Takayuki Suzuki, Naoya Kurahashi, Shutaro Karashima, Yuhei Chiba, Yusuke Isokawa, Tadashi Togashi, Yuichi Inubushi, Makina Yabashi, Toshinori Suzuki, and Kazuhiko Misawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 1105-1113 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.001105


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Abstract

We present femtosecond time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy of aqueous solution using a hard x-ray free electron laser (SACLA) and a synchronized Ti:sapphire laser. The instrumental response time is 200 fs, and the repetition rate of measurement is 10 Hz. A cylindrical liquid beam 100 μm in diameter of aqueous ammonium iron(III) oxalate solution is photoexcited at 400 nm, and the transient X-ray absorption spectra are measured in the K-edge region of iron, 7.10 − 7.26 keV, using a dual X-ray beam dispersive detection method. Each of the dual beams has the pulse energy of 1.4 μJ, and pump-induced absorbance change on the order of 10−3 is successfully detected. The photoexcited iron complex exhibits a red shifted iron K-edge with the appearance time constant of 260 fs. The X-ray absorption difference spectra, with and without the pump pulses, are independent of time delay after 1.5 ps up to 100 ps, indicating that the photoexcited species is long-lived.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2600) Lasers and laser optics : Free-electron lasers (FELs)
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2013
Published: January 10, 2014

Citation
Yuki Obara, Tetsuo Katayama, Yoshihiro Ogi, Takayuki Suzuki, Naoya Kurahashi, Shutaro Karashima, Yuhei Chiba, Yusuke Isokawa, Tadashi Togashi, Yuichi Inubushi, Makina Yabashi, Toshinori Suzuki, and Kazuhiko Misawa, "Femtosecond time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy of liquid using a hard X-ray free electron laser in a dual-beam dispersive detection method," Opt. Express 22, 1105-1113 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-1-1105


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