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Optical rectification, circular photogalvanic effect, and five-wave mixing in optically active liquids
Author(s): Nikolai I. Koroteev
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Paper Abstract

A phenomenological analysis is carried out of novel nonlinear optical processes taking place in macroscopically noncentrosymmetric isotropic solutions of chiral (lift-ring mirror asymmetric) macromolecules, which are the primary elements of living organisms and their metabolic products. Among the most interesting and potentially useful for spectroscopic purposes are: optical rectification/photogalvanic effects consisting in electrostatic field/direct electrical current generation in such liquids under irradiation with the intense circularly polarized laser beam and the five-wave mixing phase-matched process of BioCARS to selectively record, background-free, vibrational spectra of chiral molecules.

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Date Published: 6 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2796, ICONO '95: Fundamentals of Laser-Matter Interaction, (6 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239748
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Nikolai I. Koroteev, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2796:
ICONO '95: Fundamentals of Laser-Matter Interaction
Konstantin N. Drabovich; Nikolai I. Koroteev, Editor(s)

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