We have investigated and experimentally demonstrated the applicability of the Bloch vector for one-dimensional, nonlinear, finite, dissipative systems. The case studied is the second harmonic generation from metallo-dielectric Ag/Ta2O5thin film multilayer filters.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
G. D'Aguanno, M. C. Larciprete, N. Mattiucci, A. Belardini, M. Bloemer, E. Fazio, O. Buganov, M. Centini, and C. Sibilia, "Bloch Vector Analysis in Nonlinear, Finite, Dissipative Systems: An Experimental Study," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper NME45.
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