Abstract

We report a single-shot transient absorption apparatus that successfully uses a tilted pump pulse to spatially encode a 45 ps pump-probe time delay. The time delay range is significantly improved over other reported instruments by using a spatial light modulator to flatten the intensity of the excitation field at the sample position. The full time delay range of the instrument is demonstrated by measuring a long-lived dye. A signal-to-noise ratio of >35 is attained in 8 s. This advance will enable the measurement of excited state dynamics of systems that are not at structural equilibrium.

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