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Three-wave mixing in chiral liquids

2000

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Second-order nonlinear optical frequency conversion in isotropic systems is only dipole allowed for sum- and difference-frequency generation in chiral media. We develop a single-center chiral model of the three-wave mixing (sum:frequency generation) nonlinearity and estimate its magnitude. We also report results from ab initio calculations and from three- and four-wave mixing experiments in support of the theoretical estimates. We show that the second-order susceptibility in chiral liquids is much smaller than previously thought.

Author(s): Fischer, Peer and Wiersma, DS and Righini, R and Champagne, B and Buckingham, AD
Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 85
Number (issue): 20
Pages: 4253-4256
Year: 2000

Department(s): Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.4253

BibTex

@article{ISI:000165247700015,
  title = {Three-wave mixing in chiral liquids},
  author = {Fischer, Peer and Wiersma, DS and Righini, R and Champagne, B and Buckingham, AD},
  journal = {PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS},
  volume = {85},
  number = {20},
  pages = {4253-4256},
  year = {2000}
}