TITLE

Second-harmonic and sum-frequency imaging of organic nanocrystals with photon scanning tunneling microscope

AUTHOR(S)
Shen, Yuzhen; Yuzhen Shen; Swiatkiewicz, Jacek; Winiarz, Jeff; Markowicz, Przemyslaw; Prasad, Paras N.
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/6/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Second-harmonic generation and sum-frequency generation with photon scanning tunneling microscopy and shear-force detection are used to map the nonlinear optical response and the surface topograph of N-(4-nitrophenyl)-(L)-prolinol crystals with a subdiffraction-limited resolution. The domain-size dependence of the spatial feature is obtained, which shows the local orientational distribution of the optical near field radiated by nonlinear nanocrystals and reveals the difference between nanoscopic and macroscopic second-order optical nonlinearities of molecular crystals. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
4413271

 

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