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Title: Two-color two-photon excited fluorescence of indole: Determination of wavelength-dependent molecular parameters

We present a detailed study of two-color two-photon excited fluorescence in indole dissolved in propylene glycol. Femtosecond excitation pulses at effective wavelengths from 268 to 293.33 nm were used to populate the two lowest indole excited states {sup 1}L{sub a} and {sup 1}L{sub b} and polarized fluorescence was then detected. All seven molecular parameters and the two-photon polarization ratio Ω containing information on two-photon absorption dynamics, molecular lifetime τ{sub f}, and rotation correlation time τ{sub rot} have been determined from experiment and analyzed as a function of the excitation wavelength. The analysis of the experimental data has shown that {sup 1}L{sub b}–{sup 1}L{sub a} inversion occurred under the conditions of our experiment. The two-photon absorption predominantly populated the {sup 1}L{sub a} state at all excitation wavelengths but in the 287–289 nm area which contained an absorption hump of the {sup 1}L{sub b} state 0-0 origin. The components of the two-photon excitation tensor S were analyzed giving important information on the principal tensor axes and absorption symmetry. The results obtained are in a good agreement with the results reported by other groups. The lifetime τ{sub f} and the rotation correlation time τ{sub rot} showed no explicit dependence on the effective excitationmore » wavelength. Their calculated weighted average values were found to be τ{sub f} = 3.83 ± 0.14 ns and τ{sub rot} = 0.74 ± 0.06 ns.« less
Authors:
; ;  [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2]
  1. Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, TU Braunschweig, Hans-Sommer-Straße 10, 38106 Braunschweig (Germany)
  2. Ioffe Institute, Politekhnicheskaya 26, 194021 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
  3. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415834
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; ABSORPTION; COLOR; CORRELATIONS; EXCITATION; EXCITED STATES; FLUORESCENCE; GLYCOLS; INDOLES; LIFETIME; PHOTONS; POLARIZATION; PROPYLENE; ROTATION; TENSORS