1st Edition

Two-Dimensional Optical Spectroscopy

ISBN 9781420084290
Published June 16, 2009 by CRC Press
385 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Two-Dimensional Optical Spectroscopy discusses the principles and applications of newly emerging two-dimensional vibrational and optical spectroscopy techniques. It provides a detailed account of basic theory required for an understanding of two-dimensional vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. It also bridges the gap between the formal development of nonlinear optical spectroscopy and the application of the theory to explain experimental results.

Focusing on time-domain spectroscopy, the book presents detailed discussions on the underlying physics and interpretation methods of a variety of two-dimensional optical spectroscopic methods. It illustrates how novel diagrammatic techniques are useful in graphically describing the associated nonlinear optical transition pathways and involved population or coherence evolutions. The author also explains the basics of quantum dynamics and time-dependent perturbation theories that are required in describing nonlinear optical processes.

From the development of the theory to novel applications, this book covers a gamut of topics in this field, including perturbation theory, coherent Raman scattering, pump-probe spectroscopy, photon echo spectroscopy, IR-visible four-wave mixing, and linear and nonlinear optical activity spectroscopy. It shows how to apply the recently developed tools of vibrational and electronic spectroscopy in two dimensions.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Quantum Dynamics. Linear Response Spectroscopy. Second-Order Response Spectroscopy. Third-Order Response Spectroscopy. Two-Dimensional Pump-Probe Spectroscopy. Two-Dimensional Photon Echo Spectroscopy. Coupled Multi-Chromophore System. Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy of Coupled Dimers. Chemical Exchange and Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy. Polarization-Controlled Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy. Applications of Two-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy. Applications of Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy. Two-Dimensional Second-Order Response Spectroscopy. Linear Optical Activity Spectroscopy. Nonlinear Optical Activity Spectroscopy.

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Minhaeng Cho is the director of the Center for Multidimensional Spectroscopy at Korea University. A recipient of the Nobel Laureate Signatures Award and Young Scientist Award, Dr. Cho counts theoretical and computational chemistry and experimental ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy among his research interests.


This is the first book dedicated exclusively to two-dimensional nonlinear optical spectroscopy and is a much needed contribution to the field. … a noteworthy achievement. Cho does an exceptional job of paring down the material into its key components. Along with well-chosen examples, the material is presented in a logical and concise manner. … The book is a valuable resource for experts and nonexperts alike. To the latter, it provides a comprehensive introduction; to the former, it serves as an up-to-date reference source summarizing the current state-of-the-art. In short, it is poised to become the standard text in two-dimensional optical spectroscopy.
—Eric B. Brauns, University of Idaho, writing in Journal of the American Chemical Society