Heterodyned fifth-order two-dimensional IR spectroscopy: Third-quantum states and polarization selectivity

TitleHeterodyned fifth-order two-dimensional IR spectroscopy: Third-quantum states and polarization selectivity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsDing F, Fulmer EC, Zanni MT
Secondary TitleThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Date Published2005

A heterodyned fifth-order two-dimensional (2D) IR spectrum of a model coupled oscillator system, Ir(CO)2(C5H7O2), is reported. The spectrum is generated by a pulse sequence that probes the eigenstate energies up to the second overtone and combination bands, providing a more rigorous potential-energy surface of the coupled carbonyl local modes than can be obtained with third-order spectroscopy. Furthermore, the pulse sequence is designed to generate and then rephase a two-quantum coherence so that the spectrum is line narrowed and the resolution improved for inhomogeneously broadened systems. Features arising from coherence transfer processes are identified, which are more pronounced than in third-order 2D IR spectroscopy because the transition dipoles of the second overtone and combination states are not rigorously orthogonal, relaxing the polarization constraints on the signal intensity for these features. The spectrum provides a stringent test of cascading signals caused by third-order emitted fields and no cascading is observed. In the Appendix, formulas for calculating the signal intensities for resonant fifth-order spectroscopies with arbitrarily polarized pulses and transition dipoles are reported. These relationships are useful for interpreting and designing polarization conditions to enhance specific spectral features.

Short TitleJ. Chem. Phys.
Refereed DesignationRefereed