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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1520–1522

Nonlinear spatially resolved phase spectroscopy

St. Leute, Th. Lottermoser, and D. Fröhlich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 21, pp. 1520-1522 (1999)

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A new method for the determination of spatially resolved phase differences of nonlinear susceptibilities is presented. The technique is based on the interference of the signal field with a reference field. A phase-shifting element that directly changes the phase difference between the two second-harmonic fields is introduced. The reliability of the method is tested by an experiment with two quartz crystals. As a first application, a measurement of the phase difference between domains in antiferromagnetic YMnO3 is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

St. Leute, Th. Lottermoser, and D. Fröhlich, "Nonlinear spatially resolved phase spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 24, 1520-1522 (1999)

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