A new ultrafast technique for measuring the terahertz dynamics of chiral molecules: The theory of optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr optical activity

Klaas Wynne

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Abstract

Optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr optical activity (OHD-RIKOA) is a nonresonant ultrafast chiroptical technique for measuring the terahertz-frequency Raman spectrum of chirally active modes in liquids, solutions, and glasses of chiral molecules. OHD-RIKOA has the potential to provide much more information on the structure of molecules and the symmetries of librational and vibrational modes than the well-known nonchirally sensitive technique optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr-effect spectroscopy (OHD-RIKES). The theory of OHD-RIKOA is presented and possible practical ways of performing the experiments are analyzed. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244503
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume122
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2005

Keywords

  • high-speed optical techniques
  • raman spectra
  • optical Kerr effect
  • molecular configurations
  • optical rotation
  • vibrational states

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