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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14621–14631

Evidence of multipolar response of Bacteriorhodopsin by noncollinear second harmonic generation

F. A. Bovino, M. C. Larciprete, C. Sibilia, G. Váró, and C. Gergely  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14621-14631 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014621


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Abstract

Noncollinear second harmonic generation from a Bacteriorhodopsin (BR) oriented multilayer film was systematically investigated by varying the polarization state of both fundamental beams. Both experimental results and theoretical simulations, show that the resulting polarization mapping is an useful tool to put in evidence the optical chirality of the investigated film as well as the corresponding multipolar contributions to the nonlinear.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2012
Published: June 15, 2012

Citation
F. A. Bovino, M. C. Larciprete, C. Sibilia, G. Váró, and C. Gergely, "Evidence of multipolar response of Bacteriorhodopsin by noncollinear second harmonic generation," Opt. Express 20, 14621-14631 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14621


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