On the excited-state multi-dimensionality in cyanines

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Vibrational coherences in a photoexcited cyanine dye are preserved for the time-scale of diffusive torsional motion to the bottom of the excited-state potential. The coherently excited modes are virtually unaffected by solvent friction and thus distinct from the bond-twisting motion, which is strongly coupled to the surrounding solvent. We correlate the modes apparent in the resonance Raman and the four-wave mixing signal of 1,1'-diethyl-2,2'-cyanine with the understanding of optimal control of isomerization. In turn, the experimental results illustrate that optimal control might be used to obtain vibrational information complementary to conventional spectroscopic data.


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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch

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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)