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Probing the vibrational dynamics of high-lying electronic states using pump-degenerate four-wave mixing

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To investigate the vibrational dynamics in high-lying electronic states of molecules, a degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) process in combination with an initial pump pulse was employed. Applying this technique, the vibrational dynamics occurring in the high-lying E(02g) ion-pair state of molecular bromine were investigated. The initial pump pulse is used to excite the B3Π(0+u) state, from which the E(02g) ion-pair state can be accessed in a subsequent DFWM process. By introducing an internal time delay in the DFWM process, the vibrational dynamics of the E(02g) and B3Π(0+u) states can be probed and analyzed. In most cases, the signals of the E(02g) and B3Π(0+u) state dynamics are overlapping, which makes it difficult to identify the contributions of the respective states. To this end we show that it is possible to extract the contributions of the E(02g) state by a spectral decomposition of the DFWM signal. These findings are circumstantiated by quantum dynamical calculations.

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The article was received on 03 Sep 2009, accepted on 10 Nov 2009 and first published on 07 Dec 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B917967D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010,12, 1351-1356
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    Probing the vibrational dynamics of high-lying electronic states using pump-degenerate four-wave mixing

    J. Liebers, A. Scaria, A. Materny and U. Kleinekathöfer, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 1351
    DOI: 10.1039/B917967D

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