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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 568–575

Detection of second-order nonlinear optical magnetization by mapping normalized Stokes parameters

Fabio Antonio Bovino, Maria Cristina Larciprete, Concita Sibilia, Gregory Leahu, György Váró, and Csilla Gergely  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 568-575 (2013)

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A measurable magnetic (nonlocal) contribution to the second harmonic generation (SHG) of nonmagnetic materials is an intriguing issue related to chiral materials, such as biomolecules. Here we report the detection of an intensity-dependent optically induced magnetization of a chiral bacteriorhodopsin film under femtosecond pulse excitation (830 nm) and far from the material’s resonance. The analysis of the pump intensity-dependent noncollinear SHG signal, by means of the polarization map of normalized Stokes parameters, allows one to improve the detection of the nonlinear optical magnetization M(2ω) contribution to the SHG signal.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2013
Published: February 14, 2013

Fabio Antonio Bovino, Maria Cristina Larciprete, Concita Sibilia, Gregory Leahu, György Váró, and Csilla Gergely, "Detection of second-order nonlinear optical magnetization by mapping normalized Stokes parameters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 568-575 (2013)

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