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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Optical Filamentation and Related Nonlinear Phenomena (QThI)

Distinguishing instantaneous from rotational Kerr response in air using supercontinuum spectral interferometry

Jared Wahlstrand, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, and Howard Milchberg  »View Author Affiliations


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We measure the polarization dependence of the Kerr effect in air using single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry, enabling separation of the instantaneous and rotational components of the nonlinearity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

J. Wahlstrand, Y. Cheng, and H. Milchberg, "Distinguishing instantaneous from rotational Kerr response in air using supercontinuum spectral interferometry," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QThI7.

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