Date of Award
Physics and Astronomy
Mark Siemens, Ph.D.
Dynamics, Femtosecond, Laser, Raman, Ultrafast, Vibrations
Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy (FSRS) is a ultrafast spectroscopy technique first implemented by chemists to understand isomerization and other ultrafast molecular morphology changes by resolving vibrational dynamics[1, 2, 3]. FSRS has an unparalleled temporal and spectral resolution [4, 1, 5, 6] that arises as a result of a clever combination of picosecond and femtosecond pulses. However, despite this capability, FSRS has yet to be applied to modern materials in condensed matter physics. This thesis explores the design and implementation of FSRS to study two-dimensional materials in order to measure their quantum confined vibrational dynamics on utlrafast time scales.
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Hammerland, Daniel, "Developing a Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Experiment for Solid State Materials" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1513.
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Condensed matter physics