Rotational Anisotropy Nonlinear Harmonic Generation


Rotational anisotropy nonlinear harmonic generation (RA-NHG) is an all-optical technique by which crystallographic, magnetic, and electronic symmetries of crystalline materials’ bulk surface and interfaces may be examined. It also allows characterization of nanostructures and biological tissue as well as imaging applications. In this chapter, we describe the principles behind RA-NHG, discuss current experimental approaches, and review key experimental findings since 2009.

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Rotational Anisotropy Nonlinear Harmonic Generation
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Magnetic Characterization Techniques for Nanomaterials
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  • Challa S.S.R. Kumar Send Email (1)
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  • 1 Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC), Rowland Institute of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Darius H. Torchinsky Send Email (2) (3)
  • David Hsieh Send Email (2)
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  • 2 Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 91125, USA
  • 3 Temple University Department of Physics and Temple Materials Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 19122, USA
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