Ultrafast infrared heterodyne detected vibrational stimulated echoes with full phase information are used to obtain the vibrational correlation spectrum from a mixture of metal-carbonyl compounds. The linear absorption spectrum displays four peaks in the carbonyl stretching region. In the absence of knowledge of the molecules that make up the mixture, the absorption spectrum could arise from four molecules that each produces a single peak to one molecule with four peaks. In contrast, the correlation spectrum displays four peaks on the diagonal and off-diagonal peaks that make it straightforward to determine which peaks belong to a particular molecule.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry