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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1371–1373

Signal enhancement and background cancellation in collinear two-dimensional spectroscopies

Wei Xiong and Martin T. Zanni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 12, pp. 1371-1373 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001371


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Abstract

We present a polarization method that significantly improves the signal-to-noise ratio in two-dimensional (2D) spectra collected in a “pump–probe” phase-matching geometry by improving the signal strength and eliminating unwanted background signals. This beam geometry is particularly useful when collecting 2D spectra using a pulse shaper.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: April 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2008
Published: June 13, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 3, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Wei Xiong and Martin T. Zanni, "Signal enhancement and background cancellation in collinear two-dimensional spectroscopies," Opt. Lett. 33, 1371-1373 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-12-1371


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