Sum-frequency generation from an isotropic chiral medium

Pao-Keng Yang, Jung Y. Huang
1998 Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics  
We report a theoretical analysis of nonlinear optical sum-frequency generation from the bulk of a chiral liquid in the dipole approximation. In our theoretical formulation the circular birefringence effect of a chiral medium was properly taken into account. The angular dependence of the reflected and transmitted sumfrequency signals on the incident angles of two input beams was calculated to yield the optimal geometry for probing bulk chirality. We also derived a microscopic expression for the
more » ... expression for the totally antisymmetric part of a second-order nonlinear optical susceptibility to elaborate unique features in the studies of chirality-related properties with sum-frequency generation.
doi:10.1364/josab.15.001698 fatcat:f6tbeizu6jeixhmewzvb4hoeou