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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1877–1879

Fourier-transform sum-frequency surface vibrational spectroscopy with femtosecond pulses

J. A. McGuire, W. Beck, X. Wei, and Y. R. Shen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 1877-1879 (1999)

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We present a Fourier-transform spectroscopic technique for investigation of surfaces and interfaces based on IR–visible sum-frequency generation with femtosecond light pulses. The observed spectrum has a resolution that is independent of the input pulse characteristics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6490) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, surface

J. A. McGuire, W. Beck, X. Wei, and Y. R. Shen, "Fourier-transform sum-frequency surface vibrational spectroscopy with femtosecond pulses," Opt. Lett. 24, 1877-1879 (1999)

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