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Nonlinear Optical Polarization Analysis in Chemistry and Biology. Cambridge Molecular Science

  • ID: 3758066
  • Book
  • 456 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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This rigorous yet accessible guide presents a molecular-based description of nonlinear optical polarization analysis of chemical and biological assemblies. It includes discussion of the most common nonlinear optical microscopy and interfacial measurements used for quantitative analysis, specifically second harmonic generation (SHG), two-photon excited fluorescence (2PEF), vibrational sum frequency generation (SFG), and coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy/stimulated Raman spectroscopy (CARS/SRS). A linear algebra mathematical framework is developed, allowing step-wise systematic connections to be made between the observable measurements and the molecular response. Effects considered include local field corrections, the molecular orientation distribution, rotations between the molecular frame, the local frame and the laboratory frame, and simplifications from molecular and macromolecular symmetry. Specific examples are provided throughout the book, working from the common and relatively simple case studies through to the most general scenarios.
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1. Introduction;
2. The molecular nonlinear polarizability;
3. Visualization of the molecular tensor;
4. NLO properties of coupled oscillators and crystals;
5. Second order nonlinear optical properties of proteins;
6. Surface SHG and SFG;
7. Chirality in nonlinear optics;
8. Nonlinear optical ellipsometry;
9. Bridging the local to laboratory frames in SHG and SFG microscopy;
10. Polarization-dependent CARS/SRS microscopy;
11. Hyper-Rayleigh scattering;
12. Polarization-dependent single and multi-photon excited fluorescence of isotropic assemblies;
13. 1PEF and 2PEF from uniaxial interfaces;
14. 1PEF and 2PEF microscopy;
15. Mueller tensors.
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Garth J. Simpson Purdue University, Indiana.

Garth J. Simpson is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University. He has co-authored more than 90 articles and given over 100 invited lectures on nonlinear optics and related phenomena. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Research Innovation Award from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, the Findeis and Victor K. LaMer Awards from the American Chemical Society, a Cottrell Teacher-Scholar Award from the Research Corporation, and a Beckman Young Investigator Award. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for Analytical Chemistry and a scientific advisory board member for the instrumentation company Formulatrix.
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