Sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy is used to assess the vibrational properties of surfaces and interfaces with a monolayer sensitivity. Unlike Raman spectroscopy that is sensitive to the bulk properties, SFG spectroscopy is exquisitely sensitive to the physical and chemical properties of molecular layers at surfaces and interfaces where inversion symmetry is broken.

In SFG spectroscopy, a mid-IR beam is sent onto the surface or interface where it is overlapped with a visible beam. The specific properties of the resulting sum-frequency signal, such as polarization and intensity, provide information on dipole orientation and vibrational spectra at the surface. SFG is a second-order nonlinear process and is allowed only when inversion symmetry is broken, making it a specifically surface-sensitive method. In this type of spectroscopy, one of the pulses is required to have a sufficiently narrow spectral bandwidth in order to obtain a high spectral resolution and, subsequently, distinguish the vibrational fingerprints of the investigated molecules.

One of the main scientific targets of SFG spectroscopy is studying the dynamics of interfacial water, which is done by observing the OH stretching vibrations of normal water and OD stretching vibrations of heavy water at 2.6 – 3.5 μm and 3.5 – 4.5 μm, respectively. Other spectral ranges of interest are 4.5 – 5.5 μm, where the vibrations of metal carbonyls and nitriles occur, and 5.5 – 6.5 μm, where molecular vibrations of interfacial biomolecules take place. Moreover, going further into the mid-IR is also of high interest due to lower frequency biomolecular vibrations.

Broadband mid-IR source such as ORPHEUS-MIR, pumped by PHAROS or CARBIDE laser, covers the spectral ranges of interest and addresses many vibrational levels at once, while SHBC is used to double the laser frequency and narrow down the spectral bandwidth to match the aforementioned requirements. In this configuration, the SFG signal is generated in the visible spectral range, eliminating the need for complex infrared detection.

  • 高达 800 cm-1 的光谱带宽
  • 2500 – 15000 nm 可调波长
  • < 100 fs 脉宽
  • 高达 400 kHz 的重复频率
  • 可选配 CEP 稳定
  • 输出波长 515 nm
  • 带宽< 10 cm-1
  • 脉宽 2 – 4 ps
  • 转换效率 > 30%
  • 用于泵浦 ORPHEUS-PS
  • 中红外高转换效率
  • 1350 nm – 16000 nm 可调波长
  • 单脉冲 – 2 MHz 重复频率
  • 高达 80 W 的泵浦功率
  • 高达 2 mJ 泵浦能量
  • 189 nm – 20 μm 可调波长
  • 高达 5 mJ 的泵浦能量
  • > 25% 转换效率
  • 高稳定性输出
  • 闲频光 CEP 稳定功能
  • 100 fs – 20 ps 连续可调脉宽
  • 最大单脉冲能量 4 mJ
  • 最高输出功率 20 W
  • 单脉冲 – 1 MHz 重复频率
  • BiBurst 脉冲串功能
  • 自动谐波发生器(高达 5 次谐波)

In Situ Spectroscopic Probing of Polarity and Molecular Configuration at Aerosol Particle Surfaces

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Robust Binding of Disulfide-Substituted Rhenium Bipyridyl Complexes for CO2 Reduction on Gold Electrodes

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High-resolution and high-repetition-rate vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy of one- and two-component phosphatidylcholine monolayers

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Interfaces of Gas–Aerosol Particles: Relative Humidity and Salt Concentration Effects

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Plasmonic Effects of Au Nanoparticles on the Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectrum of 4-Nitrothiophenol

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Vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy of lipid bilayers at repetition rates up to 100 kHz

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Chemical Imaging of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Copper Using Compressive Hyperspectral Sum Frequency Generation Microscopy

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