Paper: 2004 Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of solid interfaces

Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of solid interfaces

Reviews and Highlights Quantum Science Molecular and Soft-matter Ultrafast Nano-optics and Nanophotonics Mineralogy and Geochemistry

M. B. Raschke and Y. R. Shen
Curr. Opin. Solid. ST. M. 8, 343 (2004)

Nonlinear optical spectroscopies for the investigation of solid surfaces and interfaces are reviewed. Emphasis is on the surfacespecific second-order nonlinear optical response. Following a brief introduction on the fundamental, a broad variety of applications of second-harmonic (SHG) and sum-frequency (SFG) spectroscopic techniques are discussed. An outlook on exciting new opportunities provided by these techniques is presented.