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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 541–548

In-line reference measurement for surface second harmonic generation spectroscopy

Aras Kartouzian, Philipp Heister, Martin Thämer, Sabine Gerlach, and Ulrich Heiz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 541-548 (2013)

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Surface second harmonic generation (s-SHG) spectroscopy is a powerful tool to investigate layers or adsorbates on surfaces with high sensitivity. For this nonlinear technique, sophisticated reference methods are needed to properly treat the measured raw data. We present an easy-to-implement reference measurement method for s-SHG spectroscopy for surface layers or adsorbates. It directly allows for extracting reference-corrected s-SHG spectra from raw data. SHG from thin slabs of BK7 and MgO in the spectral range from 450 to 900 nm (fundamental beam) is used to obtain the reference spectrum. The method includes the experimental determination of the dispersive properties of the optical setup over the relevant spectral range. The accuracy of the presented procedure is demonstrated by applying the method to the study of a thin molecular film of 1, 1′-Bi-2-naphthol (Binol) supported on a BK7 substrate.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2012
Published: February 12, 2013

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Aras Kartouzian, Philipp Heister, Martin Thämer, Sabine Gerlach, and Ulrich Heiz, "In-line reference measurement for surface second harmonic generation spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 541-548 (2013)

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