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Ultrafast Phenomena XIV

Volume 79 of the series Springer Series in Chemical Physics pp 236-238

Ultrahigh frequency acoustic phonon generation and spectroscopy with Deathstar pulse shaping

  • Jaime D. BeersAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • , Masashi YamaguchiAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • , Thomas FeurerAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • , Benjamin J. PaxtonAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • , Keith A. NelsonAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Abstract

A novel pulse shaping technique is used to generate tunable multiple-cycle acoustic waves with 2-500 GHz frequencies. These are used for study of nanoscale inhomogeneities and dynamics in amorphous materials.