Stroboscopic Picosecond Pulse Radiolysis Using Near-Ultraviolet-Enhanced Femtosecond Continuum Generated by CaF2
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For investigations of ultrafast reactions induced by radiation in the short-wavelength region, a near-ultraviolet-enhanced continuum ranging from ca. 390 to 600 nm was generated by focusing the second-harmonic generation (400 nm) of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser into a CaF2 plate and applied to stroboscopic picosecond pulse radiolysis. By utilizing a double-pulse detection scheme, the fluctuation between the signal and reference pulses was improved to 2–12% of the standard deviation. The capability of the system in the wavelength region from 400 to 900 nm is demonstrated by measuring transient photoabsorption spectra in water and in tetrahydrofuran solution of biphenyl, where these spectra are attributed to hydrated electrons and the overlap between biphenyl radical anions and the solvated electrons of tetrahydrofuran, respectively.
- Jpn J Appl Phys
Jpn J Appl Phys 46(1), 407-411, 2007-01-15
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