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Second-Harmonic Generation As A Probe Of Thin Film And Monolayer Microstructure
Author(s): Victor Mizrahi; G. I. Stegeman; Wolfgang Knoll
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Paper Abstract

In recent years second-harmonic generation (SHG) has gained popularity as a surface analytical technique. Its intrinsic surface sensitivity can make it useful for studying thin films, or even monolayers. In particular, numerous works have appeared where SHG was used to study monolayer or multilayer films of organic molecules deposited by the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) deposition technique.Often the interest has been in deriving information about molecular hyperpolarizibilities, or orientational properties of single molecules or parts of molecules. In this work we show that structural information is also available at the supramolecular level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1033, Trends in Quantum Electronics, (18 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950604
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Mizrahi, University of Arizona (United States)
G. I. Stegeman, University of Arizona (United States)
Wolfgang Knoll, Max-Planck-Institut fur Polymerforschung (FRG)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1033:
Trends in Quantum Electronics
Ioan Ursu, Editor(s)

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