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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1989
  • pp: 402–404

Third-order optical sum-frequency generation in micrometer-sized liquid droplets

William P. Acker, David H. Leach, and Richard K. Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 402-404 (1989)

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A series of discrete emission peaks is detected from single micrometer-sized droplets. The series starts at the blue third harmonic of the input IR radiation and extends to the red as a result of four-wave mixing of the input radiation and the multiorder stimulated-Raman-scattering radiation. The detected third-harmonic intensity from a single liquid droplet is several orders of magnitude larger than that from an optical cell containing the same liquid.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 10, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 1989
Published: April 15, 1989

William P. Acker, David H. Leach, and Richard K. Chang, "Third-order optical sum-frequency generation in micrometer-sized liquid droplets," Opt. Lett. 14, 402-404 (1989)

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