OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1738–1747

Comparison of Z-scan and THG derived nonlinear index of refraction in selected organic solvents

Ileana Rau, François Kajzar, Jérôme Luc, Bouchta Sahraoui, and Georges Boudebs  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 1738-1747 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.001738


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (527 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Nonlinear index of refraction of a series of organic solvents, measured by the nonlinear imaging (z-scan) technique, is compared with the same values derived from optical third-harmonic generation (THG). The systematic differences in the values obtained from the z-scan measurements and from THG are attributed to three factors: the value of the standard used in THG measurements, important rotational contribution in z-scan measurements, and the difference in dispersion for n 2 derived from Kerr susceptibility and those derived from THG measurements. Using the recently proposed standard silica susceptibility value, one obtains a very good agreement for silica and significant differences for the solvents, particularly for C S 2 and chlorobenzene. A correction based on a three-level model for centrosymmetric media is applied for dispersion.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2008
Published: September 26, 2008

Citation
Ileana Rau, François Kajzar, Jérôme Luc, Bouchta Sahraoui, and Georges Boudebs, "Comparison of Z-scan and THG derived nonlinear index of refraction in selected organic solvents," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1738-1747 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-10-1738

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited