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Optical three-dimensional coherent spectroscopy
Author(s): Hebin Li; Alan D. Bristow; Mark E. Siemens; Galan Moody; Steven T. Cundiff
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Paper Abstract

Optical multidimensional coherent spectroscopy is a powerful tool for studying structure and dynamics in complex systems, such as semiconductors. In optical two-dimensional coherent spectroscopy (2DCS), where the spectrum is presented in a two-dimensional (2D) plane with two frequency axes, an important advantage is the ability to isolate quantum pathways by unfolding a one-dimensional spectrum onto a 2D plane. For many systems, however, the quantum pathways are only partially separated in a 2D spectrum. In order to completely isolate the quantum pathways, we extend 2DCS into a third dimension to generate three-dimensional (3D) spectra in which the spectrum is further unfolded. A 3D spectrum provides complete and well-isolated information of the third-order optical response of the system. The information can be used to fully characterize the quantum pathways and to determine the system’s Hamiltonian. Quantitative knowledge of the Hamiltonian enables prediction and control of quantum processes. For instance, such information is essential for deterministic control and improved performance of coherent control schemes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8984, Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVIII, 89840N (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036612
Show Author Affiliations
Hebin Li, JILA, Univ. of Colorado, NIST (United States)
Florida International Univ. (United States)
Alan D. Bristow, JILA, Univ. of Colorado, NIST (United States)
West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Mark E. Siemens, JILA, Univ. of Colorado, NIST (United States)
Univ. of Denver (United States)
Galan Moody, JILA, Univ. of Colorado, NIST (United States)
Univ. of Colorado (United States)
Steven T. Cundiff, JILA, Univ. of Colorado, NIST (United States)
Univ. of Colorado (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8984:
Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVIII
Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi; Jin-Joo Song; Kong-Thon Tsen, Editor(s)

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