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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1594–1596

Vibrationally resolved sum-frequency generation with broad-bandwidth infrared pulses

Lee J. Richter, Teresa P. Petralli-Mallow, and John C. Stephenson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 20, pp. 1594-1596 (1998)

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We present a novel procedure for vibrationally resolved sum-frequency generation (SFG) in which a broad-bandwidth IR pulse is mixed with a narrow-bandwidth visible pulse. The resultant SFG spectrum is dispersed with a spectrograph and detected in parallel with a scientific-grade CCD detector, permitting rapid and high signal-to-noise ratio data acquisition over a 400-cm-1 spectral region without scanning the IR frequency. Application to the study of a self-assembled monolayer of octadecanethiol is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Lee J. Richter, Teresa P. Petralli-Mallow, and John C. Stephenson, "Vibrationally resolved sum-frequency generation with broad-bandwidth infrared pulses," Opt. Lett. 23, 1594-1596 (1998)

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