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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1269–1272

Laser-induced conical diffraction due to cross-phase modulation in a transparent medium

Viviane Pilla, Leonardo de S. Menezes, Márcio A. R. C. Alencar, and Cid B. de Araújo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 1269-1272 (2003)

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We report the observation of conical diffraction induced by cross-phase modulation when a strong beam is copropagating with a weak beam through a cell containing dimethylsulfoxide. Pulsed laser beams at 1064 and 597 nm, in the transparency window of the material, were used. The phenomenon is attributed to third-order nonlinear susceptibility, and the ring observed at the far-field region is theoretically predicted by use of the Fresnel–Kirchhoff diffraction formalism.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

Viviane Pilla, Leonardo de S. Menezes, Márcio A. R. C. Alencar, and Cid B. de Araújo, "Laser-induced conical diffraction due to cross-phase modulation in a transparent medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1269-1272 (2003)

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