3 years ago

Temperature-Controlled Entangled-Photon Absorption Spectroscopy.

Roberto De J. León-montiel, Jiří Svozilík, Juan P. Torres, Alfred B. U'ren

Entangled two-photon absorption spectroscopy (TPA) has been widely recognized as a powerful tool for revealing relevant information about the structure of complex molecular systems. However, to date, the experimental implementation of this technique has remained elusive, mainly because of two major difficulties. First, the need to perform multiple experiments with two-photon states bearing different temporal correlations, which translates in the necessity to have at the experimenter's disposal tens, if not hundreds, of sources of entangled photons. Second, the need to have \emph{a priori} knowledge of the absorbing medium's lowest-lying intermediate energy level. In this work, we put forward a simple experimental scheme that successfully overcomes these two limitations. By making use of a temperature-controlled entangled-photon source, which allows the tuning of the central frequencies of the absorbed photons, we show that the TPA signal, measured as a function of the temperature of the nonlinear crystal that generates the paired photons, and a controllable delay between them, carries all information about the electronic level structure of the absorbing medium, which can be revealed by a simple Fourier transformation.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02605

DOI: arXiv:1901.02605v1

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