optical rectification


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optical rectification

[′äp·tə·kəl ‚rek·tə·fə′kā·shən]
(optics)
An effect whereby one or more electromagnetic waves propagating in a nonlinear medium produce a second-order polarization that does not oscillate and, in turn, produces an electrical voltage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A lot of theoretical approaches have been devoted to study the nonlinear optical properties such as absorption coefficients, changes of refractive index, optical rectification coefficients, and second and third harmonic generation coefficients of these LDSSs [1-5].
Sokmen, "Intense laser effects on nonlinear optical absorption and optical rectification in single quantum wells under applied electric and magnetic field," Apply Surf.
Optical rectification which is based on mixing two frequencies, was first showed in 1962 [29].
Optical rectification // Physical Review Letters.--December, 1962.--Vol.
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