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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1018–1025

Phase shift of amplitude-modulated optical signals in graphene oxide water dispersions due to thermal lens focal length oscillation

Sonia Melle, Oscar G. Calderón, Ana Egatz-Gómez, E. Cabrera-Granado, F. Carreño, M. A. Antón, and H. J. Salavagione  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 1018-1025 (2014)

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We analyze the phase shift induced in an amplitude-modulated laser beam propagating through a water dispersion of graphene oxide sheets in a fiber-to-fiber U-bench. This phase shift arises from the thermally induced nonlinear refraction in the sample. The system exhibits strong optical limiting performance for weak continuous-wave signals. A theoretical model including beam propagation and thermal lens focal length oscillation reproduces the experimental findings.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(350.6830) Other areas of optics : Thermal lensing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014

Sonia Melle, Oscar G. Calderón, Ana Egatz-Gómez, E. Cabrera-Granado, F. Carreño, M. A. Antón, and H. J. Salavagione, "Phase shift of amplitude-modulated optical signals in graphene oxide water dispersions due to thermal lens focal length oscillation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1018-1025 (2014)

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