Maker Fringe Experiment

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Higher order optical harmonics were discovered in the early 1960ís, soon after the invention of the ruby laser.1  Interpretations of the origins of higher order nonlinear optical (NLO) susceptibilities soon followed in two groundbreaking papers written by Bloembergen et al.2,3 and Kleinman.4  The Maker fringe experiment, first demonstrated in 1962 by Maker et al.5,6, is a standard method for obtaining the dij