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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 381–383

Broadband transient dichroism spectroscopy in chiral molecules

Laureen Mangot, Gregory Taupier, Michelangelo Romeo, Alex Boeglin, Olivier Cregut, and Kokou D. (Honorat) Dorkenoo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 381-383 (2010)

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We perform time-resolved broadband transmission ellipsometry using the ultrafast pump–probe technique in an original setup. Our setup allows us to measure, over a wide spectral range, the optical rotary dispersion of the sample or, when needed, its circular dichroism by adding a broadband quarter-wave plate. While our experiment has been designed to study the transient states in chiral molecules, it performs sufficiently well to also characterize the ground state.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

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Original Manuscript: September 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2009
Published: January 29, 2010

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