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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2180–2190

Precise and absolute measurements of the complex third-order optical susceptibility

Stéphane Santran, Lionel Canioni, Laurent Sarger, Thierry Cardinal, and Evelyne Fargin  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 2180-2190 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.002180


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Abstract

We present precise and absolute measurements of full complex third-order optical susceptibility on different fused-silica and original glasses composed of tellurium, titanium, and niobium erbium. These materials are designed to be the key point for applications ranging from high-power laser systems to optoelectronics; their nonlinear index of refraction is a major property and thus must be accurately known. A large dispersion (more than 30%) of the nonlinear index of fused-silica glasses was found. Measurements on tellurium glasses have shown strong nonlinearities, to be linked to the configurations of their cations and anions.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

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Stéphane Santran, Lionel Canioni, Laurent Sarger, Thierry Cardinal, and Evelyne Fargin, "Precise and absolute measurements of the complex third-order optical susceptibility," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 2180-2190 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-12-2180


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