Hyper-Raman spectroscopy of biomolecules. Academic Article uri icon


  • The hyper-Raman scattering (HRS) spectra of biologically significant molecules (D-glucose, L-alanine, L-arabinose, L-tartaric acid) in aqueous solutions are reported. The HRS spectra were measured using a picosecond laser at 532 nm operating at a MHz repetition rate. High signal to noise spectra were collected with a commercial spectrometer and CCD without resonant, nanoparticle, or surface enhancement. The HRS peak frequencies, relative intensities, band assignments, and depolarization ratios are examined. By comparing HRS to Raman scattering (RS) and infrared absorption spectra we verify that the IR-active vibrational modes of the target molecules are observed in HRS spectra but come with substantially different peak intensities. The HRS of the biomolecules as well as water, dimethyl sulfoxide, methanol, and ethanol were deposited into a data repository to support the development of theoretical descriptions of HRS for these molecules. Depositing the spectra in a repository also supports future dual detection RS, HRS microscopes which permit simultaneous high-spatial-resolution vibrational spectroscopy of IR-active and Raman-active vibrational modes.

published proceedings

  • Analyst

author list (cited authors)

  • Marble, C. B., Marble, K. S., Keene, E. B., Petrov, G. I., & Yakovlev, V. V.

complete list of authors

  • Marble, Christopher B||Marble, Kassie S||Keene, Ethan B||Petrov, Georgi I||Yakovlev, Vladislav V

publication date

  • December 2023