Coherence decay measurement of v = 2 vibrons in solid parahydrogen

Susumu Kuma, Yuki Miyamoto, Kyo Nakajima, Atsushi Fukumi, Kentarou Kawaguchi, Itsuo Nakano, Noboru Sasao, Minoru Tanaka, Jian Tang, Takashi Taniguchi, Satoshi Uetake, Tomonari Wakabayashi, Akihiro Yoshimi, Motohiko Yoshimura

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The coherence decay of the v = 2 vibrational state (vibrons) of solid parahydrogen was measured via time-resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy. We found that the decay curve has a non-exponential time profile in the time scale of 200 ns at a low temperature below 5 K and a low orthohydrogen impurity concentration (∼0.01%). This behavior, as also observed in the case of the v = 1 vibrons, represents a signature of band structure of the v = 2 state in the solid phase. The maximum coherence decay time of 50 ns in an exponential part was achieved, which shows excellence of the v = 2 state for coherent processes. We also found that finite temperatures, orthohydrogen impurities, and other structural inhomogeneity accelerate the decay, hiding the non-exponential feature of the vibron band.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024507
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 14 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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