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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26169–26174

Analysis on the origin of the ultrafast optical nonlinearity of carbon disulfide around 800 nm

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

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26169-26174 (2010)

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The femtosecond open-aperture Z-scan of standard sample CS2 at 800 and 780 nm is present here by using thinner sample length and an integrating sphere. The open-aperture Z-scan signal is verified to arise mainly from nonlinear scattering, not from two- or three-photon absorption as reported in literature. And the two- and three-photon absorption coefficients of CS2 are negligible. Therefore, around 800 nm the femtosecond open-aperture Z-scan of CS2 cannot be used to calibrate Z-scan measurement system, but the closed-aperture Z-scan is capable.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010

Xiao-Qing Yan, Zhi-Bo Liu, Shuo Shi, Wen-Yuan Zhou, and Jian-Guo Tian, "Analysis on the origin of the ultrafast optical nonlinearity of carbon disulfide around 800 nm," Opt. Express 18, 26169-26174 (2010)

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