Optical three-dimensional coherent spectroscopy Conference

Li, H, Bristow, AD, Siemens, ME et al. (2014). Optical three-dimensional coherent spectroscopy . 8984 10.1117/12.2036612

cited authors

  • Li, H; Bristow, AD; Siemens, ME; Moody, G; Cundiff, ST

fiu authors


  • Optical multidimensional coherent spectroscopy is a powerful tool for studying structure and dynamics in complex systems, such as semiconductors. In optical two-dimensional coherent spectroscopy (2DCS), where the spectrum is presented in a two-dimensional (2D) plane with two frequency axes, an important advantage is the ability to isolate quantum pathways by unfolding a one-dimensional spectrum onto a 2D plane. For many systems, however, the quantum pathways are only partially separated in a 2D spectrum. In order to completely isolate the quantum pathways, we extend 2DCS into a third dimension to generate three-dimensional (3D) spectra in which the spectrum is further unfolded. A 3D spectrum provides complete and well-isolated information of the third-order optical response of the system. The information can be used to fully characterize the quantum pathways and to determine the system's Hamiltonian. Quantitative knowledge of the Hamiltonian enables prediction and control of quantum processes. For instance, such information is essential for deterministic control and improved performance of coherent control schemes. © 2014 SPIE.

publication date

  • April 14, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9780819498977


  • 8984