Forbidden nature of multipolar contributions to second-harmonic generation in isotropic fluids

David L. Andrews, Nick P. Blake

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Using a molecular theory of harmonic generation developed within the framework of quantum electrodynamics, we prove that second-harmonic generation is forbidden in isotropic fluids to all levels of multipolar approximation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3113-3115
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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