Experimental observation of different-order components of a vibrational wave packet in a bulk dielectric using high-order Raman scattering

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We use high-order Raman scattering in a bulk dielectric to characterize coherent dynamics with precision typical for gas phase experiments. The experimental pump-probe approach allows for the simultaneous observation and separation in space and time of the individual contributions of different-order Raman processes to a coherent wave packet without relying on phase-matching conditions and within the same experimental geometry. We propose a novel technique to discriminate between stimulated excitation of vibronic levels in the impulsive and intermediate excitation regimes, futhermore allowing us to distinguish between different pathways contributing to the same fifth-order Raman processes.

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume98
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Chemical Physics (S) (011001060)