Developing a Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Experiment for Solid State Materials

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Date of Award
8-1-2018

Document Type
Thesis

Degree Name
M.S.

Department
Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor
Mark Siemens, Ph.D.

Keywords
Dynamics, Femtosecond, Laser, Raman, Ultrafast, Vibrations

Abstract
Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy (FSRS) is a ultrafast spectroscopy technique first implemented by chemists to understand isomerization and other ultrafast molecular morphology changes by resolving vibrational dynamics[1, 2, 3]. FSRS has an unparalleled temporal and spectral resolution [4, 1, 5, 6] that arises as a result of a clever combination of picosecond and femtosecond pulses. However, despite this capability, FSRS has yet to be applied to modern materials in condensed matter physics. This thesis explores the design and implementation of FSRS to study two-dimensional materials in order to measure their quantum confined vibrational dynamics on utlrafast time scales.

Recommended Citation

Hammerland, Daniel, “Developing a Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Experiment for Solid State Materials” (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1513.
https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/1513

Provenance
Received from ProQuest

Rights holder
Daniel Hammerland

File size
111 p.

Copyright date
2018

File format
application/pdf

Language
en

Discipline
Condensed matter physics

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