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Nonlinear Optical Polarization Analysis in Chemistry and Biology

Nonlinear Optical Polarization Analysis in Chemistry and Biology

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  • Date Published: March 2017
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  • isbn: 9781316797518

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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.

    • Presents a clear and systematic molecular-based description for nonlinear optical polarization analysis of chemical and biological assemblies
    • Provides a unique and rigorous linear algebra framework for quantitative nonlinear optical analysis
    • Includes specific examples for the most frequent measurements, from common and relatively simple case studies through to the most general scenarios
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    • Date Published: March 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316797518
    • contains: 82 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    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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