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Tilting light's polarization plane to spatially separate the nonlinear optical response of chiral molecules on ultrafast timescales

  title={Tilting light's polarization plane to spatially separate the nonlinear optical response of chiral molecules on ultrafast timescales},
  author={Laura Rego and David Ayuso},
Distinguishing between the left- and right-handed versions of a chiral molecule (enantiomers) is vital, but also inherently difficult. Traditional optical methods using elliptically or circularly polarized light rely on weak linear effects which arise beyond the electric-dipole approximation, posing major limitations for time resolving ultrafast chiral molecular dynamics. Here we show how, by tilting the plane of polarization of an ultrashort burst of intense elliptically polarized light… 

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