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Title: Resolving molecular vibronic structure using high-sensitivity two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy

Coherent multidimensional optical spectroscopy is an emerging technique for resolving structure and ultrafast dynamics of molecules, proteins, semiconductors, and other materials. A current challenge is the quality of kinetics that are examined as a function of waiting time. Inspired by noise-suppression methods of transient absorption, here we incorporate shot-by-shot acquisitions and balanced detection into coherent multidimensional optical spectroscopy. We demonstrate that implementing noise-suppression methods in two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy not only improves the quality of features in individual spectra but also increases the sensitivity to ultrafast time-dependent changes in the spectral features. Measurements on cresyl violet perchlorate are consistent with the vibronic pattern predicted by theoretical models of a highly displaced harmonic oscillator. The noise-suppression methods should benefit research into coherent electronic dynamics, and they can be adapted to multidimensional spectroscopies across the infrared and ultraviolet frequency ranges.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Chemistry, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, New York 10003 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493150
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 16; 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; DETECTION; FREQUENCY RANGE; HARMONIC OSCILLATORS; KINETICS; MOLECULES; PERCHLORATES; PROTEINS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SENSITIVITY; SPECTRA; SPECTROSCOPY; TIME DEPENDENCE