Femtosecond resonance enhanced CARS for background-free detection of organic molecules Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the coherent excitation profile (CEP) of resonance enhanced femtosecond CARS in a model system zinc phthalocyanine in a polymer film host as a prospective technique for detection and identification of molecular species in ambient environments. A new method of suppressing the non-resonant FWM background is demonstrated. Transform theory is applied to calculate CEP based on the absorption spectrum, and good agreement between theory and experiment is obtained. 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Modern Optics

author list (cited authors)

  • Rebane *, A., Drobizhev, M., Kruk, M., Karotki, A., Tehver, I., & Scully, M.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Rebane *, Aleksander||Drobizhev, Mikhail||Kruk, Mikalai||Karotki, Aliaksandr||Tehver, Imbi||Scully, Marlan

publication date

  • June 2005