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Electronic multipoles in second harmonic generation and neutron scattering

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.103.125124 DOI Help

Authors: G. Van Der Laan (Diamond Light Source) , S. W. Lovesey (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Physical Review B , VOL 103 , PAGES 125124

State: Published (Approved)
Published: March 2021

Abstract: Nonlinear optics, and particularly second harmonic generation (SHG), is increasingly used in many modern disciplines from material characterization in physical sciences to bioimaging in medicine and optical signal processing in information technology. We present a theoretical analysis yielding a strong estimate of the energy integrated SHG response. Compact spherical multipoles are provided for the corresponding natural and magnetic circular dichroic signals. Like symmetry requirements in time and space are traced in the amplitude for magnetic neutron scattering, which includes all axial and polar (Dirac) contributions. Our method of working in terms of,now standard, electronic multipoles and Racah algebra, with full implementation of discrete symmetries, could be of use in a variety of other probes of matter.

Journal Keywords: chirality, circular dichroism

Subject Areas: Physics, Materials, Mathematics


Technical Areas: Theoretical Physics

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Physics Magnetism

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