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Surface Nonlinear Optics

  • Y. R. Shen
  • C. K. Chen
  • A. R. B. de Castro
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 26)

Abstract

Surface electromagnetic waves are waves propagating along the interface of two media. Their existence was predicted by SOMMERFIELD in 1909 [1]. In recent years, they have found interesting applications in the study of overlayers and molecular adsorption on surfaces [2], in probing of phase transitions [3], and in measurements of refractive indices [4]. In our laboratory, we have been interested in the nonlinear interaction of surface electromagnetic waves. The motivation is two fold. First, while nonlinear optics in the bulk is a well developed field, surface nonlinear optics is still in its infant stage. Second, we would like to look into the possibility of using surface nonlinear optics for material studies. In this paper, we describe the preliminary results of our recent venture in this area.

Keywords

Raman Resonance Nonlinear Polarization Surface Electromagnetic Wave Cross Seetion Prism Side 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. R. Shen
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. K. Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. R. B. de Castro
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials and Molecular Research DivisionLawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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