General group theory derivation for selection rules in nonlinear light-matter interactions

Gavriel Lerner, Ofer Neufeld, Eliayu Bordo, Liran Hareli, Georgiy Shoulga, Alon Bahabad, Daniel Podolsky, Avner Fleischer, Oren Cohen

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We formulate a general group theory for the full symmetries of light-matter interactions, including macroscopic effects, deriving novel selection-rules for harmonic-generation in gas, liquids, and solids. We experimentally validate new selection-rules from an elliptical symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics, NLO 2019
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580620
StatePublished - 2019
EventNonlinear Optics, NLO 2019 - Waikoloa Beach, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 2019 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F134-NLO 2019


ConferenceNonlinear Optics, NLO 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Beach
Period15/07/19 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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