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Picosecond vibrational photon echo experiments in liquids and glasses
Author(s): David Zimdars; Andrei Tokmakoff; Beate Sauter; Scott Chen; Alfred S.L. Kwok; Michael D. Fayer
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Paper Abstract

An account is given of the first infrared vibrational photon echo experiments conducted in liquids and a glasses. The experiments were performed on the CO stretching mode of the solute tungsten hexacarbonyl (W(CO)6) at approximately 5.05 micrometers (approximately 1980 cm-1) in the solvents 2-methytetrahydrofuran, and 2-methylpentane (2-MP). In 2-MP, it was possible to observe the photon echo decay at room temperature and follow the temperature dependence from room temperature to 10 K. The photon echo experiments were conducted using the Stanford superconducting-linear-accelerator-pumped Free Electron Laser as the source of tunable ps infrared pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2138, Longer Wavelength Lasers and Applications, (27 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.181368
Show Author Affiliations
David Zimdars, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Andrei Tokmakoff, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Beate Sauter, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Scott Chen, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Alfred S.L. Kwok, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michael D. Fayer, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2138:
Longer Wavelength Lasers and Applications
Gabor Patonay, Editor(s)

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