Sum-frequency generation in chiral liquids near electronic resonance

M. A. Belkin, S. H. Han, X. Wei, Y. R. Shen

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We demonstrate experimentally that visible-visible sum-frequency generation in the bulk of a chiral liquid is observable near electronic resonant transitions. Although the process is electric dipole allowed, it is rather weak because the orientational average over molecules effectively reduces the bulk chiral nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113001-113001-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 10 Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes


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