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Longitudinal field imaging
Author(s): David P. Biss; Kathleen S. Youngworth; Thomas G. Brown
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Paper Abstract

The focused radially polarized Cylindrical Vector (CV) beam has been found to have a strong longitudinal field component at focus in the direction of propagation of the beam. It has been shown that this field component can be used to excite a second harmonic (SH) signal at a surface interface. Th spatial intensity profile that excites the SH signal has ben predicted to have a smaller lateral extent than a similarly focused linearly polarized beam. The possibility to use this longitudinal field component for SH surface imaging is investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4964, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing X, (9 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478347
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David P. Biss, Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Kathleen S. Youngworth, Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Thomas G. Brown, Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4964:
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing X
Jose-Angel Conchello; Carol J. Cogswell; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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