A novel method for sensitive measuring of waveguide third-order optical nonlinearities is demonstrated experimentally. Using a reference sample with well-known optical properties, fluctuations of laser pulse parameters like duration, contrast, and spectral shape are circumvented.
© 2008 The Optical Society
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
A. Sherman, E. Benkler, and H. R. Telle, "Weak Four Wave Mixing Products in Optical Waveguides--Sensitive Detection and Referencing to a Bulk Sample," in Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SuK2.
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