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Superpositions of chiral amplitudes
Author(s): Jeff A. Cina; Robert A. Harris
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Paper Abstract

A recent analysis has suggested that a version of femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy, in which both pulses are themselves optical phase-controlled pulse pairs, would be useful in preparing and measuring chiral coherences. These coherences are absent in a racemic mixture or an incoherent sum of left- and right-handed states. Here we discuss the preparation of chiral coherences and the observation of their degradation via interaction with a low temperature medium.

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Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2124, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178098
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Jeff A. Cina, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Robert A. Harris, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2124:
Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II
John W. Hepburn, Editor(s)

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