Abstract

We present a broadband two-dimensional transient absorption setup for the UV around 300 nm with a time resolution of 150 fs. A narrowband, frequency tunable pump pulse and a broadband probe pulse are generated from the output of a noncollinear optical parametric amplifier operated at 20 kHz repetition rate and combined in a spectrally resolved transient absorption experiment. The high repetition rate and low noise of the setup allow us to acquire high quality two-dimensional data as a function of time delay with an unsurpassed frequency window of 10,000 and 8000cm1 along the probe and pump axis, respectively. The performance of the setup is demonstrated on 2,5-Diphenyloxazol dissolved in cyclohexane.

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O. Bräm, T. J. Penfold, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3513 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Consani, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Chem. Phys. 396, 108 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011

B. A. West, J. M. Womick, and A. M. Moran, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 8630 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010

U. Selig, C.-F. Schleussner, M. Förster, F. Langhojer, P. Nürnberger, and T. Brixner, Opt. Lett. 35, 4178 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A. Tortschanoff, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Polli, D. Brida, S. Mukamel, G. Lanzani, and G. Cerullo, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053809 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

2007

2005

S. Schenkl, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Science 309, 917 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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1998

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[CrossRef]

Auböck, G.

G. Auböck, C. Consani, and A. Cannizzo (Institute of Applied Physics/Laser Physics, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland), R. Monni (Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy/EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland), F. van Mourik and M. Chergui have prepared and submitted a paper titled “Femtosecond pump/supercontinuum-probe setup with 20 kHz repetition rate.”

Baum, P.

Bräm, O.

O. Bräm, T. J. Penfold, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3513 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Consani, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Chem. Phys. 396, 108 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A. Tortschanoff, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Cannizzo, O. Bräm, G. Zgrablic, A. Tortschanoff, A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, F. van Mourik, and M. Chergui, Opt. Lett. 32, 3555 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Brida, D.

D. Polli, D. Brida, S. Mukamel, G. Lanzani, and G. Cerullo, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053809 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Brixner, T.

Cannizzo, A.

O. Bräm, T. J. Penfold, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3513 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Consani, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Chem. Phys. 396, 108 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A. Tortschanoff, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Cannizzo, O. Bräm, G. Zgrablic, A. Tortschanoff, A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, F. van Mourik, and M. Chergui, Opt. Lett. 32, 3555 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Auböck, C. Consani, and A. Cannizzo (Institute of Applied Physics/Laser Physics, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland), R. Monni (Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy/EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland), F. van Mourik and M. Chergui have prepared and submitted a paper titled “Femtosecond pump/supercontinuum-probe setup with 20 kHz repetition rate.”

Cerullo, G.

D. Polli, D. Brida, S. Mukamel, G. Lanzani, and G. Cerullo, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053809 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chergui, M.

C. Consani, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Chem. Phys. 396, 108 (2012).
[CrossRef]

O. Bräm, T. J. Penfold, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3513 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A. Tortschanoff, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Cannizzo, O. Bräm, G. Zgrablic, A. Tortschanoff, A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, F. van Mourik, and M. Chergui, Opt. Lett. 32, 3555 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Schenkl, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Science 309, 917 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Auböck, C. Consani, and A. Cannizzo (Institute of Applied Physics/Laser Physics, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland), R. Monni (Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy/EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland), F. van Mourik and M. Chergui have prepared and submitted a paper titled “Femtosecond pump/supercontinuum-probe setup with 20 kHz repetition rate.”

Consani, C.

C. Consani, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Chem. Phys. 396, 108 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Auböck, C. Consani, and A. Cannizzo (Institute of Applied Physics/Laser Physics, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland), R. Monni (Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy/EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland), F. van Mourik and M. Chergui have prepared and submitted a paper titled “Femtosecond pump/supercontinuum-probe setup with 20 kHz repetition rate.”

Fleming, G. R.

Förster, M.

Haacke, S.

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Schenkl, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Science 309, 917 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hamm, P.

P. Hamm, M. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. Hamm and M. Zanni, Concepts and Methods of 2D Infrared Spectroscopy (Cambridge University, 2011).

Hochstrasser, R. M.

P. Hamm, M. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Langhojer, F.

Lanzani, G.

D. Polli, D. Brida, S. Mukamel, G. Lanzani, and G. Cerullo, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053809 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Léonard, J.

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lim, M.

P. Hamm, M. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lochbrunner, S.

Monni, R.

G. Auböck, C. Consani, and A. Cannizzo (Institute of Applied Physics/Laser Physics, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland), R. Monni (Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy/EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland), F. van Mourik and M. Chergui have prepared and submitted a paper titled “Femtosecond pump/supercontinuum-probe setup with 20 kHz repetition rate.”

Moran, A. M.

B. A. West, J. M. Womick, and A. M. Moran, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 8630 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Mukamel, S.

D. Polli, D. Brida, S. Mukamel, G. Lanzani, and G. Cerullo, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053809 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nürnberger, P.

Oskouei, A. Ajdarzadeh

A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A. Tortschanoff, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Cannizzo, O. Bräm, G. Zgrablic, A. Tortschanoff, A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, F. van Mourik, and M. Chergui, Opt. Lett. 32, 3555 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Penfold, T. J.

O. Bräm, T. J. Penfold, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3513 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Polli, D.

D. Polli, D. Brida, S. Mukamel, G. Lanzani, and G. Cerullo, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053809 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Portuondo-Campa, E.

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

Schenkl, S.

S. Schenkl, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Science 309, 917 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Schleussner, C.-F.

Selig, U.

Spiridoula, M.

Stiopkin, I. V.

Tittor, J.

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tortschanoff, A.

A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A. Tortschanoff, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Cannizzo, O. Bräm, G. Zgrablic, A. Tortschanoff, A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, F. van Mourik, and M. Chergui, Opt. Lett. 32, 3555 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tseng, C.-h.

van der Zwan, G.

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Schenkl, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Science 309, 917 (2005).
[CrossRef]

van Mourik, F.

C. Consani, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Chem. Phys. 396, 108 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A. Tortschanoff, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Cannizzo, O. Bräm, G. Zgrablic, A. Tortschanoff, A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, F. van Mourik, and M. Chergui, Opt. Lett. 32, 3555 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Schenkl, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Science 309, 917 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Auböck, C. Consani, and A. Cannizzo (Institute of Applied Physics/Laser Physics, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland), R. Monni (Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy/EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland), F. van Mourik and M. Chergui have prepared and submitted a paper titled “Femtosecond pump/supercontinuum-probe setup with 20 kHz repetition rate.”

Weinacht, T. C.

West, B. A.

B. A. West, J. M. Womick, and A. M. Moran, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 8630 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Womick, J. M.

B. A. West, J. M. Womick, and A. M. Moran, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 8630 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zanni, M.

P. Hamm and M. Zanni, Concepts and Methods of 2D Infrared Spectroscopy (Cambridge University, 2011).

Zgrablic, G.

Chem. Phys.

C. Consani, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Chem. Phys. 396, 108 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

A. Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A. Tortschanoff, O. Bräm, F. van Mourik, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. A

B. A. West, J. M. Womick, and A. M. Moran, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 8630 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. B

P. Hamm, M. Lim, and R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 6123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

O. Bräm, T. J. Penfold, A. Cannizzo, and M. Chergui, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3513 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A

D. Polli, D. Brida, S. Mukamel, G. Lanzani, and G. Cerullo, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053809 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA

J. Léonard, E. Portuondo-Campa, A. Cannizzo, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, J. Tittor, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 7718 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Science

S. Schenkl, F. van Mourik, G. van der Zwan, S. Haacke, and M. Chergui, Science 309, 917 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other

G. Auböck, C. Consani, and A. Cannizzo (Institute of Applied Physics/Laser Physics, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland), R. Monni (Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy/EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland), F. van Mourik and M. Chergui have prepared and submitted a paper titled “Femtosecond pump/supercontinuum-probe setup with 20 kHz repetition rate.”

P. Hamm and M. Zanni, Concepts and Methods of 2D Infrared Spectroscopy (Cambridge University, 2011).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Scheme of the frequency tunable pump light generation and transient absorption setup. AD, achromatic doubling; SM, spherical mirror; DM, dichroic mirror; PM, off-axis parabolic mirror; PD, photodiode; FC, flow cell with sample; M, mirror; C, chopper; F, optical fiber; L, lens.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) 2D spectra at a pump probe time delay of 0.3 (left) and 3 ps (right) of 2,5-Diphenyloxazol dissolved in cyclohexane. The diagonal is indicated by a solid black line; dashed lines indicate pump and probe wavelength for the cuts shown in (b) and (c). (b) Transient spectra for an excitation wavelength of 310 nm. The right panel shows cuts at different delay times, and the arrows indicate a rise/decay of the signal as function of time. (c) Signal as a function of excitation wavelength and time for a probe wavelength of 333 nm. The upper panel shows cuts at different excitation frequencies (lower, 308 nm; upper, 290 nm). The contour lines indicate steps of 5 mOD in (a) and (b) and 4 mOD in (c).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Noise level as a function of probe (red) and excitation (black) wavelengths (solid curves). The pump power as a function of excitation wavelength and the probe spectrum are also shown (dotted curves). The drop in pump power above 330 nm is due to transmission of the dichroic mirrors used to filter out the visible light.

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