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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1–5

Measurement and calculation of electrostrictive effects in a twin-hole silica glass fiber

Nicolas Godbout, Suzanne Lacroix, Yves Quiquempois, Gilbert Martinelli, and Pascal Bernage  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 1-5 (2000)

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A precise method for evaluating the electro-optic coefficients of an optical fiber is introduced. The method was used to characterize the third-order nonlinearity of twin-hole silica fibers. The polarization dependence expected for isotropic materials and the Kleinmann symmetry condition was not observed. We explain the lack of polarization dependence of the third-order tensor by taking into account the electrostrictive contribution to the quadratic electro-optic effect.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

Nicolas Godbout, Suzanne Lacroix, Yves Quiquempois, Gilbert Martinelli, and Pascal Bernage, "Measurement and calculation of electrostrictive effects in a twin-hole silica glass fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1-5 (2000)

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