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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2918–2920

Passively correcting phase drift in two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy

Feng Ding, Prabuddha Mukherjee, and Martin T. Zanni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 19, pp. 2918-2920 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002918


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Abstract

Heterodyned two-dimensional (2D) IR spectra often suffer from inaccurate pulse delays and phase drift. We report a passive method of correcting these two inaccuracies by using wedged optics for subfemtosecond pulse delay resolution and reference measurements for phase corrections. Our approach is easy to implement into existing 2D IR spectrometers and makes experiments requiring long-term phase stability possible, such as the collection of 3D IR spectra.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2006
Published: September 11, 2006

Citation
Feng Ding, Prabuddha Mukherjee, and Martin T. Zanni, "Passively correcting phase drift in two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 31, 2918-2920 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-19-2918


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