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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6561–6568

Antiresonant-ring Kerr spectroscopy

Qin Zhong, Xiang Zhu, and John T. Fourkas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6561-6568 (2007)

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We demonstrate a new scheme for measuring different tensor elements of the optical Kerr effect response. A dual-ring, polarization-dependent Sagnac interferometer is used to create two copropagating probe pulses that arrive at the sample at different times but that reach the detector simultaneously and collinearly. The tensor element of the response that is measured is determined by the polarization of the pump pulse. By controlling the relative timing of the probe pulses it is also possible to perform optical subtraction of two different tensor elements of the response at two different times, a strategy that can be used to enhance or suppress particular contributions to the OKE response.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

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Original Manuscript: March 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2007
Published: May 14, 2007

Qin Zhong, Xiang Zhu, and John T. Fourkas, "Antiresonant-ring Kerr spectroscopy," Opt. Express 15, 6561-6568 (2007)

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