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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 135–144

Influence of cubic nonlinearity on accuracy of polarization transformation by means of a quarter-wave plate

M. S. Kuzmina, E. A. Khazanov, A. A. Shaykin, A. N. Stepanov, and Yu. Malkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 135-144 (2013)

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We consider the propagation of powerful laser radiation in an anisotropic medium with natural birefringence and cubic nonlinearity. By the example of a quarter-wave plate, we show theoretically and experimentally that, under the simultaneous influence of linear birefringence and nonlinearity, the accuracy of polarization transformation decreases in proportion to squared В-integral.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2012
Published: January 2, 2013

M. S. Kuzmina, E. A. Khazanov, A. A. Shaykin, A. N. Stepanov, and Yu. Malkov, "Influence of cubic nonlinearity on accuracy of polarization transformation by means of a quarter-wave plate," Opt. Express 21, 135-144 (2013)

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