Homodyne detection of second-harmonic generation as a probe of the vector character of electric fields

J. I. Dadap, Jie Shan, A. S. Weling, A. Nahata, T. F. Heinz

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Abstract

Investigations have extended the capability of electric field induced second harmonic generation (SHG) to measure ultrafast electric pulses and time-varying microwave electric fields, with a time resolution limited only by the laser pulse duration. Two interrelated advances in this method for probing electric fields are described: the scheme for linearizing the relationship between the electric field and the SHG intensity and an approach for determining the vector nature of the electric field. Measurements were carried out in silicon samples to demonstrated experimentally these improvement in the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages242-243
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 28 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/23/995/28/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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