Understanding the vibrational mode-specific polarization effects in femtosecond Raman-induced Kerr-effect spectroscopy

Michael O. McAnally, Yinsheng Guo, Gurusamy Balakrishnan, George C. Schatz, Richard P. Van Duyne

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Optically heterodyne-detected femtosecond Raman-induced Kerr-effect spectroscopy (OHD-FRIKES) was observed in neat cyclohexane. In this Letter, an examination of the effect of the Raman pump ellipticity on the multiplex OHD-FRIKES spectra is discussed. The Raman pump ellipticity scanned OHD-FRIKES results reproduce anomalous observables from previous OHD-FRIKES experiments and suggest new methods of tracking transient vibrational mode polarization in complex systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5357-5360
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2016


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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