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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1260–1262

Interferometry of hyper-Rayleigh scattering by inhomogeneous thin films

A. A. Fedyanin, N. V. Didenko, N. E. Sherstyuk, A. A. Nikulin, and O. A. Aktsipetrov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 18, pp. 1260-1262 (1999)

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The use of specific symmetry properties of optical second-harmonic generation (the s, s-exclusion rule) has allowed us to observe high-contrast hyper-Rayleigh interference patterns in completely diffuse light, an effect that has no analog in the case of linear (Rayleigh) scattering.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

A. A. Fedyanin, N. V. Didenko, N. E. Sherstyuk, A. A. Nikulin, and O. A. Aktsipetrov, "Interferometry of hyper-Rayleigh scattering by inhomogeneous thin films," Opt. Lett. 24, 1260-1262 (1999)

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