Femtosecond one- and two-photon pump-probe dispersive spectroscopic measurements have been applied to the investigation of the vibrational relaxation kinetics of the dark S1 (21Ag-) state in β-carotene, combining a higher sensitive detection system with tunable visible and infrared excitation pulses. The two-photon excitation measurements enable the preferential detection of the dark S1 state. The tunable infrared excitation pulses allowed selective excitation to a different vibrational level of S1. The S1 dynamics at early delay times depend strongly on excitation energy. A dependence of the initial S 1 dynamics on excitation energy is discussed in term of the vibrational relaxation of S1.
|出版ステータス||Published - 7月 19 2010|
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