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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1986
  • pp: 97–99

Continuous-wave second-harmonic generation as a surface microprobe

G. T. Boyd, Y. R. Shen, and T. W. Hänsch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 97-99 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000097


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Abstract

We demonstrate that monolayer detection by optical second-harmonic generation is possible even with a 20-mW cw diode laser. Using a focused scanning laser beam, we also demonstrate a new method of monolayer surface microscopy. The same experiments suggest the possibility of an optical monolayer memory device.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 1985
Published: February 1, 1986

Citation
G. T. Boyd, T. W. Hänsch, and Y. R. Shen, "Continuous-wave second-harmonic generation as a surface microprobe," Opt. Lett. 11, 97-99 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-2-97

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