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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1999
  • pp: 496–498

Frequency-domain interferometric second-harmonic spectroscopy

P. T. Wilson, Y. Jiang, O. A. Aktsipetrov, E. D. Mishina, and M. C. Downer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 496-498 (1999)

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We report a new spectroscopic technique to measure simultaneously the intensity and the phase of second-harmonic (SH) radiation over a broad spectral range without laser tuning. Temporally separated SH pulses from two sources, excited by the same broad-bandwidth 15-fs Ti:sapphire fundamental pulse, interfere in a spectrometer to yield frequency-domain interference fringes. We demonstrate the technique by measuring the strongly bias-dependent phase of SH radiation from a Si/SiO2/Cr metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitor in the spectral range of the SiE1 critical point.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface

P. T. Wilson, Y. Jiang, O. A. Aktsipetrov, E. D. Mishina, and M. C. Downer, "Frequency-domain interferometric second-harmonic spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 24, 496-498 (1999)

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