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Title: Two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy signatures of the glass transition

Two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy is a sensitive probe of solvation dynamics. Using a pump–probe geometry with a pulse shaper [ Optics Express 15 (2007), 16681-16689; Optics Express 16 (2008), 17420-17428], we present temperature dependent 2D spectra of laser dyes dissolved in glass-forming solvents. At low waiting times, the system has not yet relaxed, resulting in a spectrum that is elongated along the diagonal. At longer times, the system loses its memory of the initial excitation frequency, and the 2D spectrum rounds out. As the temperature is lowered, the time scale of this relaxation grows, and the elongation persists for longer waiting times. This can be measured in the ratio of the diagonal width to the anti-diagonal width; the behavior of this ratio is representative of the frequency–frequency correlation function [ Optics Letters 31 (2006), 3354–3356]. Near the glass transition temperature, the relaxation behavior changes. Understanding this change is important for interpreting temperature-dependent dynamics of biological systems.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics and Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  2. Department of Physics and Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Department of Physics and Biophysics, University of Michigan, 450 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1198017
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-08ER15904
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Spectroscopy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 3-4; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-23 04:19:29; Journal ID: ISSN 0712-4813
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
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Language:
English