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We report the first infrared spectra of multiply-charged anions in the gas phase. The spectra of SO(4) (2-)(H(2)O)(n), with n=3-24, show four main bands assigned to two vibrations of the dianionic core, the water bending mode, and solvent libration. The triply degenerate SO(4) (2-) antisymmetric stretch vibration probes the local solvent symmetry, while the(More)
The protonated water dimer is a prototypical system for the study of proton transfer in aqueous solution. We report infrared photodissociation spectra of cooled H+(H2O)2 [and D+(D2O2] ions, measured between 620 and 1900 wave numbers (cm-1). The experiment directly probes the shared proton region of the potential energy surface and reveals three strong bands(More)
We present the integrated imaging of cold molecules in a microchip environment. The on-chip detection is based on resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization, which is quantum state selective and generally applicable. We demonstrate and characterize time-resolved spatial imaging and subsequently use it to analyze the effect of a phase-space manipulation(More)
The vibrational spectra of vanadium oxide anions ranging from V(2)O(6)(-) to V(8)O(20)(-) are studied in the region from 555 to 1670 cm(-1) by infrared multiple photon photodissociation (IRMPD) spectroscopy. The cluster structures are assigned and structural trends identified by comparison of the experimental IRMPD spectra with simulated linear IR(More)
The infrared spectra of the binary vanadium oxide cluster anions V(4)O(9)(-) and V(4)O(10)(-) and of the related methoxo clusters V(4)O(9)(OCH(3))(-) and V(4)O(8)(OCH(3))(2)(-) are recorded in the gas phase by photodissociation of the mass-selected ions using an infrared laser. For the oxide clusters V(4)O(9)(-) and V(4)O(10)(-), the bands of the terminal(More)
We report on the generation of coherent mid-infrared radiation around 5.85 μm by difference frequency generation (DFG) of a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm and a diode laser at 1301 nm in an orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystal. We provide the first characterization of the linear, thermo-optic, and nonlinear properties of OP-GaP(More)
We present gas phase vibrational spectra of the trinuclear vanadium oxide cations V(3)O(6)(+)·He(1-4), V(3)O(7)(+)·Ar(0,1), and V(3)O(8)(+)·Ar(0,2) between 350 and 1200 cm(-1). Cluster structures are assigned based on a comparison of the experimental and simulated IR spectra. The latter are derived from B3LYP/TZVP calculations on energetically low-lying(More)
The need for highly performing and stable methods for mid-IR molecular sensing and metrology pushes towards the development of more and more compact and robust systems. Among the innovative solutions aimed at answering the need for stable mid-IR references are crystalline microresonators, which have recently shown excellent capabilities for frequency(More)