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Coherent Vibrational Dynamics

1st Edition

Edited by Guglielmo Lanzani, Giulio Cerullo, Sandro De Silvestri

CRC Press

288 pages

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Description

Remarkable developments in the spectroscopy field regarding ultrashort pulse generation have led to the possibility of producing light pulses ranging from 50 to5 fs and frequency tunable from the near infrared to the ultraviolet range. Such pulses enable us to follow the coupling of vibrational motion to the electronic transitions in molecules and solids in real time.

Detailing these advanced developments, as well as the fundamental methods and tools of vibrational spectroscopy, Coherent Vibrational Dynamics providesresearchers and students with a uniquely comprehensive resource. With the contributions of pioneering scientists, this seminal volume –

· Outlines the principles and tools used on time-domain vibrational spectroscopy and provides a general introduction to the subject of coherent phonons

· Describes the modern methods for tunable ultrashort pulse generation from infrared to visible-UV

· Reviews coherent vibrational dynamics in small molecules in liquids (hydrogen bonds), and in carbon based conjugated materials (polyenes, carotenoids, and semiconducting polymers)

· Explores phonon dynamics in semiconductors (bulk and heterostructures) and in quasi-one-dimensional systems

Supplemented with a great number of references, and covering fundamental as well advanced topics, this text provides a valuable reference for both graduate students and senior researchers investigating materials in physics, chemistry, and biology. It is also an excellent starting point for those who want to pursue research in the field of ultrafast optics and spectroscopy.

Table of Contents

Time-Domain Vibrational Spectroscopy: Principle and Experimental tools. Coherent Dynamics of Hydrogen Bonds in Liquids Studied by Femtosecond Vibrational Spectroscopy. Coherent Phonon Dynamics in p-Conjugated Chains. Coherent Phonons in Bulk and Low-Dimensional Semiconductors. Coherent Dynamics of Halogen Molecules in Rare Gas Solids. Coherent Vibrational Dynamics of Exciton Self-Trapping in Quasi One-Dimensional Systems.

About the Editors

Sandro De Silvestri, Giulio Cerullo, Guglielmo Lanzani

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013050
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics