High repetition-rate femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy with fast acquisition
Author(s)Ashner, Matthew N.(Matthew Nickol); Tisdale, William
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Time-resolved femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS) is a powerful tool for investigating ultrafast structural and vibrational dynamics in light absorbing systems. However, the technique generally requires exposing a sample to high laser pulse fluences and long acquisition times to achieve adequate signal-to-noise ratios. Here, we describe a time-resolved FSRS instrument built around a Yb ultrafast amplifier operating at 200 kHz, and address some of the unique challenges that arise at high repetition-rates. The setup includes detection with a 9 kHz CMOS camera and an improved dual-chopping scheme to reject scattering artifacts that occur in the 3-pulse configuration. The instrument demonstrates good signal-to-noise performance while simultaneously achieving a 3-6 fold reduction in pulse energy and a 5-10 fold reduction in acquisition time relative to comparable 1 kHz instruments. ©2018 Optical Society of America.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemical Engineering
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Ashner, Matthew N. and William A. Tisdale, "High repetition-rate femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy with fast acquisition." Optics Express 26,14 (July 2018): p. 18331-18340 doi. 10.1364/OE.26.018331 ©2018 Authors
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