We propose a method of driving the vibrations of normal modes of a target molecule into coherence using stimulated Raman scattering. In concert many vibrations can produce a larger anti-Stokes signal than a single vibration. The same illumination does not drive other molecules to have coherent vibrations so that these molecules produce a weaker signal. We investigate how target and confounder molecules can be distinguished by pulses that drive many vibrations coherently, which has applications in coherent Raman microspectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1756-1758
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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