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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2476–2480

Coherence effects in second-harmonic interface imaging

M. Cernusca, M. Hofer, and G. A. Reider  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 2476-2480 (1998)

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In second-harmonic scanning imaging of interface structures, interference from constant-background contributions can lead to severe distortions of the second-harmonic image compared with the true interface morphology. Similar phenomena can appear in time-dependent second-harmonic measurements. We present an analysis of these effects and demonstrate a simple but powerful technique to eliminate these coherence artifacts.

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OCIS Codes
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

M. Cernusca, M. Hofer, and G. A. Reider, "Coherence effects in second-harmonic interface imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2476-2480 (1998)

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