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Optical Molecular Dephasing: Principles of and Probings by Coherent Laser Spectroscopy

Zewail, Ahmed H. (1980) Optical Molecular Dephasing: Principles of and Probings by Coherent Laser Spectroscopy. Accounts of Chemical Research, 13 (10). pp. 360-368. ISSN 0001-4842. doi:10.1021/ar50154a004. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160527-065907680

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Abstract

Coherent laser spectroscopy of large molecules is a new and challenging area of study. The strength of this type of optical spectroscopy is that it can probe important dynamical molecular processes that are not amenable to conventional methods such as absorption and emission spectroscopy. One such dynamical process is optical dephasing.


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Additional Information:© 1980 American Chemical Society. Received November 9, 1979. I am indebted to my students and postdoctoral research fellows (D. Smith, T. Orlowski, K. Jones, D. Dawson, R. Shah, D. Godar, A. Nichols, J. Perry, W. Lambert, J. Lemaistre, L. Chiu, and W.-K. Liu) who worked on both the theoretical and experimental aspects of this research and made possible the story told here. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Grant DMR77-19578 and CHE79-05683), the U.S. Department of Energy, the Petroleum Research Fund, administered by the American Chemical Society, the Research Corporation, and the Sloan Foundation. Part of this Account was written when I was at the University of Amsterdam as a John van Geuns stichting Visiting Professor; I wish to thank J. van Voorst, M. Glasbeek, and J. Langelaar for their generous hospitality during my stay. Finally, I thank Professors D. J. Diestler, G. W. Robinson, R. Marcus, and H. Rubalcava for the careful reading and criticism of the manuscript. P. Felker's considerate efforts are also greatly appreciated.
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Official Citation:Optical molecular dephasing: principles of and probings by coherent laser spectroscopy Ahmed H. Zewail Accounts of Chemical Research 1980 13 (10), 360-368 DOI: 10.1021/ar50154a004
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