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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(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)