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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Sep. 18, 2006
  • pp: 8737–8744

Measurement of complex χ(3) using degenerate four-wave mixing with an imaged 2-D phase grating

Shuo-Yen Tseng, Weilou Cao, Yi-Hsing Peng, Joel M. Hales, San-Hui Chi, Joseph W. Perry, Seth R. Marder, Chi H. Lee, Warren N. Herman, and Julius Goldhar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 8737-8744 (2006)

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We present a simple optical arrangement for phase sensitive detection of degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) to characterize the real and imaginary parts of c(3) using an imaged 2-D phase grating. Phase sensitive coherent detection of DFWM signal is demonstrated. Phase stabilization of the interferometric arms is obtained passively with the 2-D grating. A processable polyacetylene sample is characterized at a wavelength of 1.5 µm using this technique. The observed nonlinearity is determined to be a fast (<250 fs) effect using a simple test.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2006
Published: September 18, 2006

Shuo-Yen Tseng, Weilou Cao, Yi-Hsing Peng, Joel M. Hales, San-Hui Chi, Joseph W. Perry, Seth R. Marder, Chi H. Lee, Warren N. Herman, and Julius Goldhar, "Measurement of complex Χ(3) using degenerate four-wave mixing with an imaged 2-D phase grating," Opt. Express 14, 8737-8744 (2006)

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