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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15964–15971

Optical second harmonic generation imaging for visualizing in-plane electric field distribution

Takaaki Manaka, Motoharu Nakao, Daisuke Yamada, Eunju Lim, and Mitsumasa Iwamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15964-15971 (2007)

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The electric field distribution in electronic devices, particularly in the organic devices, was visualized by the optical second harmonic generation (SHG) imaging technique on the basis of electric field induced SHG (EFISHG). Two-dimensional SHG images from organic field effect transistor using pentacene were taken with a cooled CCD camera, and the SHG images showed the electric field was successfully visualized with a resolution of 1 µm. The SHG imaging method provides us a novel technique for visualizing the electric field distribution in actual devices under device operation.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2007
Published: November 16, 2007

Takaaki Manaka, Motoharu Nakao, Daisuke Yamada, Eunju Lim, and Mitsumasa Iwamoto, "Optical second harmonic generation imaging for visualizing in-plane electric field distribution," Opt. Express 15, 15964-15971 (2007)

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