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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2665–2668

Nonlinear optical properties of aromatic amino acids in the femtosecond regime

Diego Rativa, S. J.S. da Silva, J. Del Nero, A. S.L. Gomes, and R. E. de Araujo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2665-2668 (2010)

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We report experimental and theoretical investigations of the third-order optical nonlinearities of aromatic amino acids (Phenylalanine, Histidine, Tryptophan, and Tyrosine) in aqueous solutions. The Z-scan technique with femtosecond laser pulses at 800 nm was explored for the determination of the nonlinear refractive index, nonlinear absorption coefficient, and the second-order hyperpolarizability of each amino acid. Experimental results were compared with theoretical analysis based on post-Hartree Fock MP2/6- 311 + G * * .

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2010
Published: November 16, 2010

Diego Rativa, S. J. S. da Silva, J. Del Nero, A. S. L. Gomes, and R. E. de Araujo, "Nonlinear optical properties of aromatic amino acids in the femtosecond regime," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2665-2668 (2010)

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