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270094 VO Ultrafast and Multidimensional Laserspectroscopy (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie


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Language: German, English



Wednesday 14-15.30
In case you are interested in the lecture, but the proposed lecture time does not suit you, please contact the lecturer.
Unclear yet if it will take in person or online.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to illustrate how advanced laserspectroscopy methods like ultrafast and multidimensional spectroscopy with visible and infrared light are used to study molecular systems. We will start with describing the interaction between light and matter and discussing various aspects of line broadening. Subsequently, you will be introduced to the principles of lasers and especially mode locked lasers producing laserpulses with a duration of 10s of femtoseconds. This introductory part of the lecture is followed by a theoretical and practical description of multidimensional spectroscopy in which a sequence of laser pulses is used. Recent research examples from literature will be used to illustrate the concepts. These multi-dimensional, ultrafast spectroscopies have great potential by opening increasingly broad experimental windows into the structure and dynamics of molecules on early fs-time-scales. Besides dipole-dipole coupling and energy and population transfer, chemical exchange 2D-IR spectroscopic studies will be discussed.
The lecture series offers an overview of both the breadth and depth of current activity in the field and may provide motivation for advancing the frontiers in this era and the interdisciplinary context in the fields of physics, chemical physics and biophysics.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Fundamental understanding of the concepts discussed in the lectures.

Examination topics

Lecture notes

Reading list

Optional literature
Laser spectroscopy I Basic Principles, W. Demtröder, Springer
Concepts and Methods of 2D Infrared Spectroscopy, P. Hamm and M. Zanni, Cambridge
Principles of Nonlinear Spectroscopy, S. Mukamel, Oxford University Press
Basics of Laser Physics, K.F. Renk, Springer

Association in the course directory

PC-4, Doktorat

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