The second-order nonlinear-optical response of a material is measured in two dimensions of frequency. This new spectroscopy technique, based on the use of Fourier-transform spectral interferometry, is a transposition to optics of two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance. Although we demonstrate the technique by measuring the second-order phase-matching map of a nonresonant nonlinear crystal, this method should find useful applications in the measurement of second-order nonlinear susceptibility and in photon-echo experiments.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 19, 1995
Published: April 15, 1996
L. Lepetit and M. Joffre, "Two-dimensional nonlinear optics using Fourier-transform spectral interferometry," Opt. Lett. 21, 564-566 (1996)