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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 8144–8149

Evolutions of polarization and nonlinearities in an isotropic nonlinear medium

Zhi-Bo Liu, Xiao-Qing Yan, Wen-Yuan Zhou, and Jian-Guo Tian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 8144-8149 (2008)

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The evolutions of polarization and nonlinearities in an isotropic medium induced by anisotropy of third-order nonlinear susceptibility were studied experimentally and theoretically. The anisotropy of imaginary part of third-order susceptibility was verified to exist by the change of ellipticity of polarization ellipse in the isotropic nonlinear medium CS2. The changes of nonlinear refraction and nonlinear absorption depending upon the ellipticity of polarization ellipse are also presented. The numerical simulations based on two coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations (NLSE) provide an excellent quantitative agreement with experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2008
Published: May 20, 2008

Zhi-bo Liu, Xiao-Qing Yan, Wen-Yuan Zhou, and Jian-Guo Tian, "Evolutions of polarization and nonlinearities in an isotropic nonlinear medium," Opt. Express 16, 8144-8149 (2008)

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