Single-pulse vibrational spectroscopy was readily achieved using coherent control techniques. By tailoring the spectral phase of an ultrashort pulse, the interference between quantum processes induced by the various spectral components of the pulse was controlled, leading either to selective population of given Raman levels or to the generation of narrow features in the CARS spectrum by all the populated Raman levels. By applying this principle, high-resolution spectroscopy was demonstrated in the vibrational energy range 700-1400 cm-1. By measuring a complex Raman spectrum of a molecule in this spectral region, the method was found to be robust and practical.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry