Special Topic Collection: Tutorials in Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy
The Biointerphases Special Topic Collection Tutorials in Sum-Frequency Generation (SFG) Spectroscopy will include tutorial articles describing various aspects of SFG spectroscopy, written pedagogically and in a way that is accessible to newcomers to the field that do not have extensive backgrounds in optical physics or nonlinear spectroscopy. The Collection will be a resource that anyone new to SFG spectroscopy can turn to in order to get up and running in the field effectively and quickly.
The scope of the Collection includes all topics that relate to SFG spectroscopy in which new students or researchers in the field would benefit from reading an accessibly written, pedagogical tutorial. Examples of such topics include (but are not limited to):
- Novel presentations and explanations of the fundamental theory of SFG spectroscopy.
- Design, construction, and operation of instrumentation for SFG spectroscopy
- Processing, analysing, and interpreting SFG spectra.
- Modelling SFG spectra.
Emphasis at all times in the articles should be on clear, accessible, and pedagogical explanations of the relevant phenomena, targeted to people without strong formal backgrounds in mathematics and physics. Presentation of new data is not required, but rather novel and accessible explanations of relevant topics.
James Pickering, University of Leicester, UK