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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6251–6259

Time-resolved pump-probe system based on a nonlinear imaging technique with phase object

Yunbo Li, Guangfei Pan, Kun Yang, Xueru Zhang, Yuxiao Wang, Tai-huei Wei, and Yinglin Song  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6251-6259 (2008)

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A nonlinear imaging technique with phase object, which can deduce nonlinear absorption and refraction coefficients by single laser-shot exposure, is expanded to a time-resolved pump-probe system by introducing a pump beam with a variable temporal delay. This new system, in which both degenerate and nondegenerate pump and probe beams in any polarization states can be used, can simultaneously measure dynamic nonlinear absorption and refraction conveniently. In addition, the sensitivity of this new pump-probe system is more than twice that of the Z-scan-based system. The semiconductor ZnSe is used to demonstrate this system.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2008
Published: April 18, 2008

Yunbo Li, Guangfei Pan, Kun Yang, Xueru Zhang, Yuxiao Wang, Tai-Huei Wei, and Yinglin Song, "Time-resolved pump-probe system based on a nonlinear imaging technique with phase object," Opt. Express 16, 6251-6259 (2008)

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