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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1338–1340

Three-dimensional electric field visualization utilizing electric-field-induced second-harmonic generation in nematic liquid crystals

I-Hsiu Chen, Shi-Wei Chu, Francois Bresson, Ming-Chun Tien, Jin-Wei Shi, and Chi-Kuang Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 15, pp. 1338-1340 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001338


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Abstract

An electric-field-induced second-harmonic-generation signal in a nematic liquid crystal is used to map the electric field in an integrated-circuit-like sample. Since the electric-field-induced second-harmonic-generation signal intensity exhibits a strong dependence on the polarization of the incident laser beam, both the amplitude and the orientation of the electric field vectors can be measured. Combined with scanning second-harmonic-generation microscopy, three-dimensional electric field distribution can be easily visualized with high spatial resolution of the order of 1 μm .

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

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I-Hsiu Chen, Shi-Wei Chu, Francois Bresson, Ming-Chun Tien, Jin-Wei Shi, and Chi-Kuang Sun, "Three-dimensional electric field visualization utilizing electric-field-induced second-harmonic generation in nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 28, 1338-1340 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-15-1338

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