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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 57–66

Second harmonic generation imaging with a kHz amplifier [Invited]

Mark D. Peterson, Patrick L. Hayes, Imee Su Martinez, Laura C. Cass, Jennifer L. Achtyl, Emily A. Weiss, and Franz M. Geiger  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 57-66 (2011)

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Nonlinear optical imaging is a powerful method for observing bulk and interfacial phenomena in time and space. Here, we present a step-by-step description of how to carry out second harmonic generation imaging with a kHz amplifier laser system and demonstrate its applicability for SHG microscopy studies of highly size-resolved colloidal CdSe quantum dots having radii of 1-2 nm deposited on glass slides. It is found that not all quantum dots are SHG active, which suggests that environmental effects and particle distributions are important for SHG activity of quantum dots.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Chiral Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2011
Published: April 22, 2011

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Mark D. Peterson, Patrick L. Hayes, Imee Su Martinez, Laura C. Cass, Jennifer L. Achtyl, Emily A. Weiss, and Franz M. Geiger, "Second harmonic generation imaging with a kHz amplifier [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 57-66 (2011)

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