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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 4433–4438

Composition dependence of photoinduced second-order nonlinearity of germanosilicate glasses

Jinhai Si, Shingo Kanehira, Kiyotaka Miura, and Kazuyuki Hirao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 4433-4438 (2006)

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The dependence of the photoinduced second-order nonlinearity of germanosilicate glasses on the GeO2-SiO2 composition was investigated using photoinduced second-harmonic generation (SHG). The photoinduced SHG was encoded by coherent superposition of the 800-nm fundamental and the 400-nm second-harmonic light of a femtosecond laser. Experimental results showed that the photoinduced second-order optical nonlinearity increased with increasing concentrations of GeO2 in the glasses, and the concentration dependence was mainly due to the dependence of the photoinduced internal dc electric field of the glass on the GeO2-SiO2 composition.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2006
Published: May 15, 2006

Jinhai Si, Shingo Kanehira, Kiyotaka Miura, and Kazuyuki Hirao, "Composition dependence of photoinduced second-order nonlinearity of germanosilicate glasses," Opt. Express 14, 4433-4438 (2006)

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