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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2000
  • pp: 43–47

Z-scan measurement with an astigmatic Gaussian beam

Yong-Liang Huang and Chi-Kuang Sun  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 43-47 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.000043


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Abstract

Z-scan measurement with a slit instead of a circular aperture is proposed and analyzed for an astigmatic Gaussian beam. This new technique can accurately determine not only the nonlinear refractive index but also the ellipticity and positions of x–y foci of the astigmatic beam.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Citation
Yong-Liang Huang and Chi-Kuang Sun, "Z-scan measurement with an astigmatic Gaussian beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 43-47 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-1-43


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References

  1. M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T.-H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. V. Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 760–769 (1990).
  2. S. M. Mian, B. Taheri, and J. P. Wicksted, “Effect of beam ellipticity on Z-scan measurements,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 856–863 (1996).

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