Detection of monolayer gratings of adsorbates by linear optical diffractions

X. D. Zhu, A. Lee, A. Wong

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We report the detection of linear optical diffraction of a He-Ne laser probe beam from a monolayer grating of molecular adsorbates up to the fifth order with no electronic or electromagnetic enhancement. The advantages of using linear diffraction to probe surface diffusion of adsorbates are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics A Solids and Surfaces
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1991


  • 07.60. Hv
  • 68.35. Fx
  • 78.65. -s

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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