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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1904–1908

Third-order optical nonlinearities and their ultrafast response in Bi2O3–B2O3–SiO2 glasses

Naoki Sugimoto, Hirohisa Kanbara, Seiji Fujiwara, Koichiro Tanaka, Yutaka Shimizugawa, and Kazuyuki Hirao  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 1904-1908 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.001904


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Abstract

Nonresonant-type homogeneous Bi2O3–B2O3–SiO2 glasses were prepared by melting. The third-order optical nonlinear susceptibility χ(3), which was determined by measurement of third-harmonic generation, increased with increasing concentrations of Bi2O3 in the glass. The maximum χ(3) estimated was 9.3×10−12 esu in glass that contained 92 wt. % of Bi2O3. χ(3) values of these glasses were enhanced by the small optical bandgap. These glasses also exhibited an ultrafast response time, less than 200 fs, when a degenerate four-wave mixing method with a femtosecond laser was used, indicating that the nonlinearity of these glasses originated mainly from pure electronic polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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Naoki Sugimoto, Hirohisa Kanbara, Seiji Fujiwara, Koichiro Tanaka, Yutaka Shimizugawa, and Kazuyuki Hirao, "Third-order optical nonlinearities and their ultrafast response in Bi2O3–B2O3–SiO2 glasses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1904-1908 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-11-1904


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