Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 435–439

Second-harmonic imaging in the scanning optical microscope

  • J. N. Gannaway
  • C. J. R. Sheppard

DOI: 10.1007/BF00620308

Cite this article as:
Gannaway, J.N. & Sheppard, C.J.R. Opt Quant Electron (1978) 10: 435. doi:10.1007/BF00620308


A scanning optical microscope in which an image is produced from the generation of optical second harmonics within the specimen has been constructed. Pictures have been obtained from various crystals which show high contrast levels and detail not visible with the conventional microscope.

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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Gannaway
    • 1
  • C. J. R. Sheppard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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