Summary: 11 August 2000
Z .Chemical Physics Letters 326 2000 110
Imaging the molecular rovibrational coherence through
time-gated, frequency-resolved coherent anti-Stokes
R. Zadoyan, V.A. Apkarian)
Department of Chemistry, UniĠersity of California, IrĠine, CA 92697-2025, USA
Received 20 April 2000; in final form 7 June 2000
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