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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2072–2076

Optical dephasing in saturable-absorbing organic dye IR140

Carl M. Liebig and W. M. Dennis  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 9, pp. 2072-2076 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.002072


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Abstract

Room-temperature degenerate four-wave mixing in the forward two-pulse geometry, has been performed on a jet of organic saturable-absorbing laser dye IR140 dissolved in dimethylsulfoxide and ethylene glycol. Numerical solutions to the optical Bloch equation were fitted to the experimental data in order to extract a value of T 2 = 50 ± 5   fs for the homogeneous dephasing time; this value is comparable to those measured for similar organic dyes using other techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2005

Citation
Carl M. Liebig and W. M. Dennis, "Optical dephasing in saturable-absorbing organic dye IR140," Appl. Opt. 45, 2072-2076 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-9-2072


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