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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5209–5214

Modified Z-scan techniques for investigations of nonlinear chiroptical effects

Przemyslaw P. Markowicz, Marek Samoc, John Cerne, Paras N. Prasad, Andrea Pucci, and Giacomo Ruggeri  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5209-5214 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005209


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Abstract

We present simple modifications of the classic Z-scan technique for the investigations of nonlinear chiroptical effects, i.e. nonlinear circular birefringence and two-photon circular dichroism. Two methods for studying these effects: a “polarimetric Z-scan” and a “polarization modulated Z-scan” are described in detail. These techniques were applied to estimate the order of magnitude of the effects for several different materials.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

Citation
Przemyslaw Markowicz, Marek Samoc, John Cerne, Paras Prasad, Andrea Pucci, and Giacomo Ruggeri, "Modified Z-scan techniques for investigations of nonlinear chiroptical effects," Opt. Express 12, 5209-5214 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-21-5209


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