Lecture Valentyn I. Prokhorenko
|10 June 2011||FWN-Building 5116.0116, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Speaker:||Valentyn I. Prokhorenko , PhD|
University of Hamburg , Physics Department,Max Planck Research Department for Structural Dynamics, Centre of Free Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany
|Title:||Two-dimensional electric spectroscopy with coherent control capabilities|
|Date:||Fri Jun 10, 2011|
|Host:||Maxim S. Pshenichnikov|
|Telephone:||+31 50 363 4159|
Two-dimensional photon-echo electronic spectroscopy is an excellent tool for the study of the
optical properties of molecules and excitonically-coupled systems. The short excitation pulses
(tens of fs), driving coherently the vibrational modes in the ground and excited states of a
molecule, have been used in such measurements to maximize an excitation bandwidth and to
provide a large spectral window for probing spectral evolution of quantum systems. I will
briefly introduce this new spectroscopic technique and fundamental issues related to
formation of the two-dimensional spectra, and give an excursus into new developments based
on implementation of diffractive optic for the multi-beam interferometers .
Further, recent results obtained using new coherent control strategies for multidimensional
spectroscopies will be discussed in terms of probing level-dependent dephasing and quantum
decoherence, as well as experimental evidence for controlling quantum decoherence in
complex systems . These new developments have attained what can be considered the
optical equivalent of NMR.
1. V.I. Prokhorenko, A. Halpin, and R.J.D. Miller, Opt. Express 17, 9764 (2009).
2. V.I. Prokhorenko, A. Halpin, and R.J.D. Miller, Farad. Disucc., in press (2011).
|Last modified:||22 October 2012 2.31 p.m.|