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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2645–2649

Degenerate four-wave mixing measurements of the third-order nonlinearity of poly(aryleneethynylenes) and their model substances

Mario Hotzel, Sabine Urban, Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, Thomas Pautzsch, and Elisabeth Klemm  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 2645-2649 (2002)

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The |n2| of poly(aryleneethynylenes), a novel class of conjugated polymers, their derivatives, and model substances was studied by time-resolved degenerate four-wave mixing. The measurements were performed in solutions at 1047 nm with picosecond time resolution and on thin films at 800 nm with femtosecond time resolution. A time response of the nonlinearities faster than the pulse durations used was found. |n2| values of as much as 4.9×10-13 cm2/W were measured on thin films of the polymers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

Mario Hotzel, Sabine Urban, Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, Thomas Pautzsch, and Elisabeth Klemm, "Degenerate four-wave mixing measurements of the third-order nonlinearity of poly(aryleneethynylenes) and their model substances," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2645-2649 (2002)

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