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Title: Linearly polarized second harmonic generation microscopy reveals chirality
Authors: Valev, V.K.
Silhanek, A.V.
Gillijns, W.
Aktsipetrov, Oleg A.
Moshchalkov, V.V.
Verbiest, T.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Citation: OPTICS EXPRESS, 18(8). p. 8286-8293
Abstract: In optics, chirality is typically associated with circularly polarized light. Here we present a novel way to detect the handedness of chiral materials with linearly polarized light. We performed Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) microscopy on G-shaped planar chiral nanostructures made of gold. The SHG response originates in distinctive hotspots, whose arrangement is dependent of the handedness. These results uncover new directions for studying chirality in artificial materials.
Notes: [Valev, V. K.; Verbiest, T.] Katholieke Univ Leuven, INPAC, B-3001 Louvain, Belgium. [Silhanek, A. V.; Gillijns, W.; Moshchalkov, V. V.] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Pulsed Fields Grp, INPAC, B-3001 Louvain, Belgium. [Smisdom, N.; De Clercq, B.; Ameloot, M.] Univ Hasselt & Transnational Univ Limburg, BIOMED, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Aktsipetrov, O. A.] Moscow MV Lomonosov State Univ, Dept Phys, Moscow 11992, Russia. RP Valev, VK, Katholieke Univ Leuven, INPAC, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, B-3001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10900
DOI: 10.1364/OE.18.008286
ISI #: 000276610300079
ISSN: 1094-4087
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
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