Using third-harmonic microscopy to measure ultrafast phase transition in vanadium dioxide Conference Paper uri icon


  • The measurement of ultrafast phase transition in vanadium dioxide was investigated using third-harmonic microscopy. A long cavity Cr 4+:forsterite femtosecond oscillator generating pulses 50 fs in duration with the output energy >10 nJ, was used for the investigation. The density dependence of the third harmonic amplitude as a function of the intensity of the incident radiation was measured. the temperature-dependent measurements show evidence of hysteresis behavior of the phase transformation on a microscopic scale.

published proceedings

  • OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Petrov, G., Yakovlev, V., & Squier, J.

complete list of authors

  • Petrov, G||Yakovlev, V||Squier, J

publication date

  • January 2003