Nonlinear Optics and Surface Applications

  • David L. Andrews
  • Stephen R. Meech


In this chapter some of the key ideas of optical nonlinearity are introduced and reviewed. The well-established uses of nonlinear optical components for frequency conversion are then discussed, followed by a survey of other more adventurous and more recent applications in surface science. To begin, we consider the conceptual heritage of the subject area.


Nonlinear Optic Second Harmonic Generation Harmonic Signal Surface Application Adsorbate Orientation 
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  • David L. Andrews
    • 1
  • Stephen R. Meech
    • 1
  1. 1.School of School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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