17 June 1994 Superpositions of chiral amplitudes
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Abstract
A recent analysis has suggested that a version of femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy, in which both pulses are themselves optical phase-controlled pulse pairs, would be useful in preparing and measuring chiral coherences. These coherences are absent in a racemic mixture or an incoherent sum of left- and right-handed states. Here we discuss the preparation of chiral coherences and the observation of their degradation via interaction with a low temperature medium.
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Jeff A. Cina, Robert A. Harris, "Superpositions of chiral amplitudes", Proc. SPIE 2124, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178098; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.178098
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