Molecular Engineering

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 59–65 | Cite as

Angular dependence of surface second-harmonic generation

  • A. Bratz
  • G. Marowsky


The influence of multiple reflections on the angular dependence of surface second harmonic (SH) radiation has been studied in reflection and transmission geometry. The angular dependence is strongly affected by successive reflections inside the substrate carrying the SH-active organic thin film. Moiré-type interferences between various SH-contributions could be experimentally observed and described by a theoretical approach, with account of both coherent and incoherent multiple beam superposition.

Key words

Multiple reflections Moiré-type interferences SH-active organic film 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bratz
    • 1
  • G. Marowsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für theoretische Physik AR.W.T.H. AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Abt. LaserphysikMax-Planck Institut für biophysikalische ChemieGöttingenGermany

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