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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1167–1174

Effects of axial field components on second harmonic generation microscopy

Elijah Y. S. Yew and Colin J. R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 1167-1174 (2006)

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The effects of the axial field components of a focused beam under high NA on the second harmonic generation (SHG) in collagen was examined using a vectorial approach. We find that with high NA, the cross-component terms that are most likely to have an effect on SHG will be E x E x , E x E y , E x E z and E z E z as a result of tight focusing. By considering the tensor and the presence of the other electric field components the possibility of different polarization states of the generated second harmonic as a result of the nonlinear susceptibility tensor making it possible to generate radially polarized modes with linearly polarized beams.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

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Original Manuscript: October 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2006
Published: February 6, 2006

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Elijah Yew and Colin Sheppard, "Effects of axial field components on second harmonic generation microscopy," Opt. Express 14, 1167-1174 (2006)

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