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Coherent control of TiO2-mediated photocatalysis induced by fs-laser pulses

Grant number: 12/02553-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Cleber Renato Mendonça
Grantee:Tarcísio Rocha Figueredo
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/12399-0 - Femtosecond pulses applied to nonlinear optics: spectroscopy, pulse shaping and microfabrication, AP.TEM


The use of ultrashort laser pulses has been growing due to the interest of both, technological and fundamental points of view. As a result of the broad spectral band of this type of laser, pulse shaping methods have prompted, allowing optimizing the pulse itself as well as to control the interaction of light with matter. This new area suggests that important advances in controlling and understanding light-matter interaction can be achieved, allowing, for example, to obtain products or molecular states that are not easily achieved.This project aims to investigate the optimization of the photocatalysis, induced by multiphoton absorption, mediated by TiO2, by coherent control the light-matter interaction via spectral pulse shaping. For this purpose, we will use as the probe molecule rhodamine B. The phase modulation obtained by the coherent control will be interpret and related to molecular and spectroscopic aspects of TiO2 and rhodamine.

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
FIGUEREDO, Tarcísio Rocha. Study of femtosecond pulses induced photodegradation of Rhodamine B in the presence of TiO2. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física de São Carlos São Carlos.

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