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Uniqueness of determination of second-order nonlinear optical expansion coefficients of thin films

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Uniqueness of determination of second-order nonlinear optical expansion coefficients of thin films. / Wang, F.X.; Siltanen, M.; Kauranen, M.

julkaisussa: Physical Review B, Nro 76, 2007, s. pp. 085428-1-6.

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Wang, F.X. ; Siltanen, M. ; Kauranen, M. / Uniqueness of determination of second-order nonlinear optical expansion coefficients of thin films. Julkaisussa: Physical Review B. 2007 ; Nro 76. Sivut pp. 085428-1-6.

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