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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 1289–1292

Two-photon absorption induced transmission changes in ZnSe interference filters

E. W. Van Stryland, Steven A. Miller, M. A. Woodall, and B. S. Wherrett  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 1289-1292 (1988)

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We observe two-photon absorption (2PA) of picosecond, 0.6-μm, 0.3-nJ pulses in a 0.4-μm film of ZnSe. We use high-frequency-modulation phase-sensitive detection to be near the shot-noise limit combined with a low-frequency pulse-delay modulation to discriminate against large thermal nohlinearities. This dual-modulation technique, combined with the field enhancement produced by placing the film in a resonant cavity, permits observation of 2PA and other fast nonlinearities by using pulses having peak powers of the order of 1 W.

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Original Manuscript: November 12, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

E. W. Van Stryland, B. S. Wherrett, Steven A. Miller, and M. A. Woodall, "Two-photon absorption induced transmission changes in ZnSe interference filters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1289-1292 (1988)

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