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A new ultrafast technique for measuring the terahertz dynamics of chiral molecules : The theory of optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr optical activity

Wynne, Klaas (2005) A new ultrafast technique for measuring the terahertz dynamics of chiral molecules : The theory of optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr optical activity. Journal of Chemical Physics, 122 (24). p. 244503. ISSN 0021-9606

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Abstract

Optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr optical activity (OHD-RIKOA) is a nonresonant ultrafast chiroptical technique for measuring the terahertz-frequency Raman spectrum of chirally active modes in liquids, solutions, and glasses of chiral molecules. OHD-RIKOA has the potential to provide much more information on the structure of molecules and the symmetries of librational and vibrational modes than the well-known nonchirally sensitive technique optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr-effect spectroscopy (OHD-RIKES). The theory of OHD-RIKOA is presented and possible practical ways of performing the experiments are analyzed. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.