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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1302–1304

Brillouin-gain coefficients of chalcogenide glasses

Kazuhiko Ogusu, Hongpu Li, and Michihiko Kitao  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 1302-1304 (2004)

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We derived the relation between a figure of merit, M1, for the diffraction efficiency of acousto-optical devices and the Brillouin-gain coefficient, gB. We then estimated the values of gB and the phonon lifetime for typical As2S3 and As2Se3 chalcogenide glasses from known acousto-optical parameters. We found that the magnitude of gB for these two glasses is greater than 20 times that of fused silica.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1050) Materials : Acousto-optical materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

Kazuhiko Ogusu, Hongpu Li, and Michihiko Kitao, "Brillouin-gain coefficients of chalcogenide glasses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1302-1304 (2004)

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