Molecular identification by generating coherence between molecular normal modes using stimulated Raman scattering.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We propose a method of driving the vibrations of normal modes of a target molecule into coherence using stimulated Raman scattering. In concert many vibrations can produce a larger anti-Stokes signal than a single vibration. The same illumination does not drive other molecules to have coherent vibrations so that these molecules produce a weaker signal. We investigate how target and confounder molecules can be distinguished by pulses that drive many vibrations coherently, which has applications in coherent Raman microspectroscopy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marks, DL; Geddes Iii, JB; Boppart, SA

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1756 - 1758

PubMed ID

  • 19529693

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3042748

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.34.001756


  • eng