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Resonant four-wave-mixing spectroscopy as a probe of molecular structure and dynamics in the regime of extreme vibrational excitation
Author(s): S. Alex Kandel; T. A.W. Wasserman; Q. Zhang; H. Wang; Angela A. Arias; Patrick Henry Vaccaro
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Paper Abstract

A new folded variant of optical-optical double resonance has been developed for the detailed characterization of polyatomic species that contain chemically significant quantities of vibrational excitation. Based upon a novel implementation of phase-conjugate degenerate four- wave mixing (DFWM) spectroscopy, this technique provides a quantum state-specific probe of molecular topography and dynamics that offers substantial advantages over more conventional methods. Despite the third-order nonlinearity inherent to the DFWM process, the tremendous resonant enhancement that accompanies this Doppler-free interaction permits facile detection of double resonance signals even under the rarified conditions present in a molecular beam environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1858, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry, (22 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143078
Show Author Affiliations
S. Alex Kandel, Yale Univ. (United States)
T. A.W. Wasserman, Yale Univ. (United States)
Q. Zhang, Yale Univ. (United States)
H. Wang, Yale Univ. (United States)
Angela A. Arias, Yale Univ. (United States)
Patrick Henry Vaccaro, Yale Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1858:
Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry
Cheuk Yiu Ng, Editor(s)

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