Powder sum-frequency generation as a versatile method for infrared optical alignment.

The sum-frequency generation (SFG) in potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) powder with μm-grade particle size is successfully demonstrated under various experimental conditions. Two focused beams of 870 nm and 1369 nm are used for SFG excitation. SFG is observed under different excitation energies. The SFG intensity shows isotropy with different observation… CONTINUE READING