Photophysical and photochemical processes are often dominated by molecular vibrations in various electronic states. Dissecting the corresponding -often overlapping- spectroscopic signals from different electronic states is a challenge hampering their interpretation. Here we address impulsive stimulated Raman spectroscopy (ISRS), a powerful technique allowing to coherently stimulate and record Raman active modes using broadband pulses. Using a quantum-mechanical treatment of the ISRS process, we show the mode specific way the diverse components of the broadband probe contribute to the signal generated at a given wavelength. We experimentally demonstrate how to manipulate the signal by varying the probe chirp and the phase-matching across the sample thereby affecting the relative phase between the various processes contributing to the signal. These novel control knobs allow to selectively enhance desired vibrational features and distinguish spectral features arising from different excited states.

Manipulating impulsive stimulated raman spectroscopy with a chirped probe pulse / Monacelli, Lorenzo; Batignani, Giovanni; Fumero, Giuseppe; Ferrante, Carino; Mukamel, Shaul; Scopigno, Tullio. - In: THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS. - ISSN 1948-7185. - STAMPA. - (2017). [10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b03027]

Manipulating impulsive stimulated raman spectroscopy with a chirped probe pulse

MONACELLI, LORENZO;BATIGNANI, GIOVANNI;Fumero, Giuseppe;FERRANTE, CARINO;MUKAMEL, SHAUL;SCOPIGNO, TULLIO
2017

Abstract

Photophysical and photochemical processes are often dominated by molecular vibrations in various electronic states. Dissecting the corresponding -often overlapping- spectroscopic signals from different electronic states is a challenge hampering their interpretation. Here we address impulsive stimulated Raman spectroscopy (ISRS), a powerful technique allowing to coherently stimulate and record Raman active modes using broadband pulses. Using a quantum-mechanical treatment of the ISRS process, we show the mode specific way the diverse components of the broadband probe contribute to the signal generated at a given wavelength. We experimentally demonstrate how to manipulate the signal by varying the probe chirp and the phase-matching across the sample thereby affecting the relative phase between the various processes contributing to the signal. These novel control knobs allow to selectively enhance desired vibrational features and distinguish spectral features arising from different excited states.
Raman Spectroscopy, Time-Resolved Spectroscopy, Non-linear Optics
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Manipulating impulsive stimulated raman spectroscopy with a chirped probe pulse / Monacelli, Lorenzo; Batignani, Giovanni; Fumero, Giuseppe; Ferrante, Carino; Mukamel, Shaul; Scopigno, Tullio. - In: THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS. - ISSN 1948-7185. - STAMPA. - (2017). [10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b03027]
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