Optical coherence spectroscopy in solution: Determining the system-bath correlation function

Abstract

We present a method to determine system-bath correlation functions from third order optical coherence measurements. The importance of these correlation functions for understanding solvation dynamics is explained. A physical argument is made to explain why one coherence measurement, the photon echo peak shift, should strongly reflect system-bath dynamics. Finally, this method is applied to the system of bacteriochlorophylla in tetrahydrofuran solution.

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@inproceedings{Book2001OpticalCS, title={Optical coherence spectroscopy in solution: Determining the system-bath correlation function}, author={Lewis D. Book and David C. Arnett and Norbert F Scherer}, year={2001} }