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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1990
  • pp: 3882–3885

Thermal nonlinear effects in exotic media: application to the study of nonlinear interfaces

Ming Lai and Jean-Claude Diels  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 27, pp. 3882-3885 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.003882


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Abstract

Nonlinearities reported as self-focusing in exotic media such as green Chinese tea are identified as thermal self-defocusing. These large index changes can be used to study hysteresis, power-induced self-switching and cross-switching, the power-induced lensing effect, and other nonlinearities at interfaces.

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Original Manuscript: February 2, 1990
Published: September 20, 1990

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Ming Lai and Jean-Claude Diels, "Thermal nonlinear effects in exotic media: application to the study of nonlinear interfaces," Appl. Opt. 29, 3882-3885 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-27-3882


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