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Condensed Phase Ultrafast Dynamics

  1. Stephen R. Meech,
  2. Ismael A. Heisler

Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap688

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

How to Cite

Meech, S. R. and Heisler, I. A. 2009. Condensed Phase Ultrafast Dynamics. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 749–767.

Author Information

  1. University of East Anglia, School of Chemistry, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2009


The principles of ultrafast pulse measurements are described. These principles are extended to outline a number of ultrafast experiments which interrogate molecular dynamics in the condensed phase. The response function formalism used to interpret ultrafast measurements is outlined and its application to multipulse spectroscopy is described.


  • ultrafast spectroscopy;
  • short pulses;
  • nonlinear optics;
  • condensed phase;
  • femtosecond