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Title: Stochastic Liouville equations for femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy

Electron and vibrational dynamics of molecules are commonly studied by subjecting them to two interactions with a fast actinic pulse that prepares them in a nonstationary state and after a variable delay period T, probing them with a Raman process induced by a combination of a broadband and a narrowband pulse. This technique, known as femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS), can effectively probe time resolved vibrational resonances. We show how FSRS signals can be modeled and interpreted using the stochastic Liouville equations (SLE), originally developed for NMR lineshapes. The SLE provide a convenient simulation protocol that can describe complex dynamics caused by coupling to collective bath coordinates at much lower cost than a full dynamical simulation. The origin of the dispersive features that appear when there is no separation of timescales between vibrational variations and the dephasing time is clarified.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California 92617 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415825
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; BOLTZMANN-VLASOV EQUATION; COUPLING; ELECTRONS; MOLECULES; NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES; TIME RESOLUTION; VARIATIONS; VIBRATIONAL STATES