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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2002
  • pp: 655–657

Nonlinear optical microscopy analysis of ultrafast phase transformation in vanadium dioxide

G. I. Petrov, V. V. Yakovlev, and J. A. Squier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 655-657 (2002)

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The nonlinear optical properties of solid–solid phase transformation in vanadium dioxide are studied. It is found that the efficiency of the third-harmonic optical signal generated from the surface of the material increases by 1.5 orders of magnitude as a function of this phase transformation. Microscopy studies show the hysteresis of the phase transformation on a micrometer-size scale.

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OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

G. I. Petrov, V. V. Yakovlev, and J. A. Squier, "Nonlinear optical microscopy analysis of ultrafast phase transformation in vanadium dioxide," Opt. Lett. 27, 655-657 (2002)

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