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CLEO: Applications and Technology
San Jose, California United States
June 9-14, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-972-5
POSTER SESSION II: Energy, Sensing, and Nonlinear Optics (JW2A)

Observation of Strong Tunable Self-defocusing Nonlinearity in M-cresol/Nylon Thermal Solutions

Valton Smith, Brian Y. Leung, Zhigang Chen, and Weining Man  »View Author Affiliations


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We report a new type of Kerr-like nonlinear media (m-cresol/nylon solutions) exhibiting a giant tunable self-defocusing nonlinearity. Their nonlinear response can be enhanced dramatically by increasing the nylon concentration and is verified to be isotropic.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

V. Smith, B. Y. Leung, Z. Chen, and W. Man, "Observation of Strong Tunable Self-defocusing Nonlinearity in M-cresol/Nylon Thermal Solutions," in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JW2A.48.

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