Femtosecond Optical Kerr Study of β-Carotene Solutions

  • S. Califano
  • P. Foggi
  • V. F. Kamalov
  • R. Righini
  • R. Torre
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 68)

Abstract

Temporal evolution of low frequency intramolecular vibrational coordinates and ultrafast decay component attributed to librational motion were studied for simple liquids and solutions recently by optical Kerr effect (OKE) [1]. The purpose of this study is the creation of anisotropy of 0-carotene solutions by optical Kerr effect to study dynamical behavior of β-carotene at the femto and picosecond time scales.

Keywords

Anisotropy Convolution Carotene Dodecane 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Califano
    • 1
  • P. Foggi
    • 1
  • V. F. Kamalov
    • 2
  • R. Righini
    • 1
  • R. Torre
    • 1
  1. 1.European Laboratory for Nonlinear SpectroscopyUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Photochemistry Department, Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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