1st Edition

Time-Resolved Spectroscopy
An Experimental Perspective





ISBN 9780367780401
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
370 Pages

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Book Description

This concise and carefully developed text offers a reader friendly guide to the basics of time-resolved spectroscopy with an emphasis on experimental implementation. The authors carefully explain and relate for the reader how measurements are connected to the core physical principles. They use the time-dependent wave packet as a building block for understanding quantum dynamics, progressively advancing to more complex topics. The topics are discussed in paired sections, one discussing the theory and the next presenting the related experimental methods.







A wide range of readers including students and newcomers to the field will gain a clear and practical understanding of how to measure aspects of molecular dynamics such as wave packet motion, intramolecular vibrational relaxation, and electron-electron coupling, and how to describe such measurements mathematically.



Table of Contents

Contents



Preface ix



Authors xi



Part I Introduction and Background 1



Chapter 1 Introduction 3



Chapter 2 Molecular Structure 11



Chapter 3 Light–Matter Interaction 41



Chapter 4 Introduction to Experimental Techniques 63



Part II Quantum Dynamics in One Dimension 73



Chapter 5 Field-Free Dynamics 75



Chapter 6 Field-Driven Dynamics 93



Part III Measurements of One Dimensional Dynamics 113



Chapter 7 Incoherent Measurements in 1D 115



Chapter 8 Coherent Optical Measurements in 1D 141



Chapter 9 Coherent Diffractive Measurements in 1D 165



Part IV Quantum Dynamics in Multiple Dimensions 183



Chapter 10 Explicit Approach to N-D Dynamics 185



Chapter 11 Implicit Approaches to N-D Dynamics 205



Part V Measurements of Multidimensional Dynamics 215



Chapter 12 Incoherent Measurements in ND 217



Chapter 13 Coherent Optical Measurements in ND 241



Chapter 14 Coherent Diffractive Measurements in ND 275



Chapter 15 One System, Multiple Approaches 283



Appendix A Quantum Mechanics Essentials 297



Appendix B Experimental Considerations 317



Appendix C Additional Problems 325



Bibliography 327



Index 337

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Author(s)

Biography

Thomas Weinacht is a Professor of Physics at Stony Brook University in New York.



He received his B.S. in physics from the University of Toronto 1995 and a Ph.D. in



physics from the University of Michigan in 2000. He started his position at Stony



Brook University in 2002. His research focuses on controlling and following molecular



dynamics with strong-field ultrafast laser pulses. He has published extensively



in both physics and chemistry journals, with an emphasis on interpreting experimental



measurements. His research group has developed a number of experimental techniques,



and he has organized multiple international conferences and workshops in the



field of time-resolved spectroscopy. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.



 



Brett Pearson is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dickinson College



in Carlisle, PA. He obtained a B.A. in physics in 1997 from Grinnell College and



then a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan in 2004. He was a postdoctoral



fellow at Stony Brook University before moving to his current position. At Dickinson,



Brett teaches across the curriculum and works with undergraduate students on



research related to both ultrafast pulse shaping and single-photon quantum mechanics.