Second-harmonic rayleigh scattering from a sphere of centrosymmetric material

J. I. Dadap, J. Shan, K. B. Eisenthal, T. F. Heinz

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Abstract

We describe the electromagnetic theory of second-harmonic generation from the surface of a sphere that is small compared to the wavelength of light. In a leading-order expansion, the second-harmonic radiation is emitted in nonlocally excited electric dipole and locally excited electric quadrupole modes. We analyze the problem with particular emphasis on experimental aspects, such as the radiation pattern, polarization selection rules, determination of nonlinear susceptibilities, radiation efficiency, and spectral characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4045-4048
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume83
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Rayleigh scattering
harmonics
harmonic radiation
radiation
electric dipoles
harmonic generations
quadrupoles
electromagnetism
magnetic permeability
expansion
polarization
wavelengths

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Dadap, J. I. ; Shan, J. ; Eisenthal, K. B. ; Heinz, T. F. / Second-harmonic rayleigh scattering from a sphere of centrosymmetric material. In: Physical Review Letters. 1999 ; Vol. 83, No. 20. pp. 4045-4048.
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In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 83, No. 20, 01.01.1999, p. 4045-4048.

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