Date of Award

8-1-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Mark Siemens, Ph.D.

Keywords

Dynamics, Femtosecond, Laser, Raman, Ultrafast, Vibrations

Abstract

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.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Daniel Hammerland

File size

111 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Condensed matter physics

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