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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1990
  • pp: 4428–4430

Contribution of different nonlinear mechanisms in measurements of n2 of CS2 at 10 μm

I. Golub  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 30, pp. 4428-4430 (1990)

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A letter by Mohebi et al. [ Opt. Lett. 13, 649– 651 ( 1988)] claims that the large value of n2 of CS2 at 10 μm (2.2 × 10−10 esu) measured by that group is due to electrostriction as opposed to the Kerr effect-induced n2 of 2.1 × 10−11 esu. We compare contributions of different nonlinear mechanisms to n2 and find that absorption-induced thermal nonlinearity should have been dominant in that experiment.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 10, 1989
Published: October 20, 1990

I. Golub, "Contribution of different nonlinear mechanisms in measurements of n2 of CS2 at 10 μm," Appl. Opt. 29, 4428-4430 (1990)

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