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Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy

  • Minhaeng Cho
  • Offers complete theoretical descriptions of coherent multidimensional spectroscopy (CMDS) to further understanding of the underlying principles

  • Describes applications of CMDS over a broad range of frequencies to demonstrate its versatility

  • Helps researchers and graduate students to develop novel tools in spatial and time-resolved vibrational and electronic spectroscopy and imaging


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 226)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Graham R. Fleming, Nicholas H. C. Lewis, E. A. Arsenault, Eric C. Wu, Sabine Oldemeyer
    Pages 35-49
  3. Elad Harel
    Pages 105-124
  4. Benjamin P. Fingerhut, Thomas Elsaesser
    Pages 171-195
  5. Peter A. Eckert, Kevin J. Kubarych
    Pages 237-258
  6. Masaki Okuda, Masahiro Higashi, Kaoru Ohta, Shinji Saito, Keisuke Tominaga
    Pages 259-285
  7. Robert T. Mackin, Bar Cohn, Lev Chuntonov, Igor V. Rubtsov
    Pages 287-310
  8. Clara A. Tibbetts, Bradley M. Luther, Amber T. Krummel
    Pages 311-337
  9. Bachana Lomsadze, Steven T. Cundiff
    Pages 339-354
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 381-394

About this book


This book will fulfill the needs of time-domain spectroscopists who wish to deepen their understanding of both the theoretical and experimental features of this cutting-edge spectroscopy technique. Coherent multidimensional spectroscopy (CMDS) is a state-of-the-art technique with applications in a variety of subjects like chemistry, molecular physics, biochemistry, biophysics, and material science. Due to dramatic advancements of ultrafast laser technologies, diverse multidimensional spectroscopic methods utilizing combinations of THz, IR, visible, UV, and X-ray radiation sources have been developed and used to study real time dynamics of small molecules in solutions, proteins and nucleic acids in condensed phases and membranes, single and multiple excitons in functional materials like semiconductors, quantum dots, and solar cells, photo-excited states in light-harvesting complexes, ions in battery electrolytes, electronic and conformational changes in charge or proton transfer systems, and excess electrons and protons in water and biological systems.


light-harvesting complex proteins IR spectroscopy of DNA morphology THz spectroscopy of solutions THz-IR-Raman spectroscopy of water excitons in semiconductors lithium ion battery electrolyte structures Ultrafast protein dynamics two-dimensional spectroscopy molecular vibration nonlinear spectroscopy coherent laser spectroscopy molecular structure determination CMDS spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Minhaeng Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKorea UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

About the editors

Minhaeng Cho was born in Seoul. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Seoul National University in 1987 and 1989 and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago in 1993 under the direction of Graham R. Fleming. After two years of postdoctoral training at MIT in Robert J. Silbey’s group from 1994 to 1996, he has been on the faculty of Korea University since March 1996, where he was the director of the Center for Multidimensional Spectroscopy from 2000 to 2009. In December 2014, he was appointed as the Director of the IBS (Institute for Basic Science) Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics, located in Korea University, Seoul, South Korea.

His research interests are theoretical and computational chemistry and ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy. He was elected as a member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) in 2002. He is a recipient of the Nobel Laureate Signatures Award (American Chemical Society) in 1995, Young Scientist Award (Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea) in 1999, Kyung-Am Prize in 2010, KAST Award in 2011, and Korea National Academy of Science Award in 2012.

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