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An echelon-based single shot optical and terahertz Kerr effect spectrometer

Mead, Griffin and Katayama, Ikufumi and Takeda, Jun and Blake, Geoffrey A. (2019) An echelon-based single shot optical and terahertz Kerr effect spectrometer. Review of Scientific Instruments, 90 (5). Art. No. 053107. ISSN 0034-6748. PMCID PMC6842322. doi:10.1063/1.5088377.

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We report on the design and performance of an echelon-based single shot visible/near-infrared spectrometer with adequate sensitivity to measure the nonlinear optical and terahertz Kerr effects in neat molecular liquids at room temperature. Useful molecular information spanning tens of picoseconds can be measured in just a few milliseconds, and the signal-to-noise performance scales favorably with respect to the standard stage scan technique. These results demonstrate the viability of stage-free nonlinear Kerr effect measurements and provide a route for improvements to the speed of future multidimensional Kerr effect studies.

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Mead, Griffin0000-0003-0067-4219
Takeda, Jun0000-0002-1197-6821
Blake, Geoffrey A.0000-0003-0787-1610
Additional Information:© 2019 Published under license by AIP Publishing. Submitted: 9 January 2019; Accepted: 21 April 2019; Published Online: 13 May 2019. This research is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship under Grant No. DGE 1745301. This research was further supported by grants from the National Science Foundation Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanisms program (Grant No. CHE-1665467), from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astrophysics Research and Analysis (Grant No. NNX16AC75G) and Astrobiology (Grant No. NNX15AT33A) programs, and from the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant Nos. 18H04288, 16H04001, and 17H06124) from the Ministry of Sports, Culture, Science, and Technology, Japan.
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Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)18H04288
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)16H04001
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)17H06124
Issue or Number:5
PubMed Central ID:PMC6842322
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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