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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 23275–23284

Third-order nonlinear optical properties of GeS2-Sb2S3-CdS chalcogenide glasses

Haitao Guo, Chaoqi Hou, Fei Gao, Aoxiang Lin, Pengfei Wang, Zhiguang Zhou, Min Lu, Wei Wei, and Bo Peng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 23275-23284 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.023275


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Abstract

The third-order nonlinear optical properties of GeS2-Sb2S3-CdS chalcogenide glasses were investigated utilizing the Z-scan and femtosecond time-resolved optical Kerr effect (OKE) methods at the wavelength of 800nm, respectively. The compositional dependences were analyzed and the influencing factors including the linear refractive index, the concentration of lone electron pairs, the optical bandgap and the amount of weak covalent/ homopolar bonds were discussed. A glass, i.e. 76GeS2·19Sb2S3·5CdS, with large nonlinear refrative index (n2 = 5.63 × 10−14 cm2/W), low nonlinear absorption coefficient (β = 0.88 cm/GW) and minimum figure of merit ( F O M = 2 β λ / n 2 = 2.51 ) was finally prepared. The electronic contribution in weak heterpolar covalent and homopolar bonds are responsible for large n2 in chalcogenide glass, and the Sheik-Bahae rule combining the Moss rule are proved to be an effective guidance for estimating the third-order nonlinearities and further optimizing the compositions in chalcogenide glasses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

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Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2010
Published: October 20, 2010

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Haitao Guo, Chaoqi Hou, Fei Gao, Aoxiang Lin, Pengfei Wang, Zhiguang Zhou, Min Lu, Wei Wei, and Bo Peng, "Third-order nonlinear optical properties of GeS2-Sb2S3-CdS chalcogenide glasses," Opt. Express 18, 23275-23284 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-22-23275


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