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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1402–1408

Photothermal-lensing measurements of two-photon absorption and two-photon-induced color centers in borosilicate glasses at 532 nm

W. T. White, III, M. A. Henesian, and M. J. Weber  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pp. 1402-1408 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.2.001402


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Abstract

Using photothermal lensing, we have measured two-photon absorption coefficients and have observed laser-induced solarization at 532 nm in the transparent borosilicate glasses BK-3, BK-7, and BK-10. The two-photon absorption coefficients at 532 nm are 0.6, 2.9, and 0.4 cm/TW for BK-3, BK-7, and BK-10, respectively. This is approximately 2 orders of magnitude smaller than the two-photon absorption coefficients of crystalline materials of comparable energy-band gap. Our results in BK-7 indicate that a two-photon processinitiates the solarization and that one-photon bleaching limits it. The maximum induced absorption at 532 nm in BK-7 is approximately 0.07 cm−1 per GW/cm2.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 1985
Published: September 1, 1985

Citation
W. T. White, M. A. Henesian, and M. J. Weber, "Photothermal-lensing measurements of two-photon absorption and two-photon-induced color centers in borosilicate glasses at 532 nm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1402-1408 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-2-9-1402


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