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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11196–11201

Pump power dependence of femtosecond two-color optical Kerr shutter measurements

Lihe Yan, Jinhai Si, Yaqi Yan, Feng Chen, and Xun Hou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11196-11201 (2011)

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We investigated the pump power dependence of femtosecond two-color optical Kerr shutter (OKS) signals, which showed a damped sinusoidal variation with increasing pump power. The sinusoidal dependence was attributed to the polarization rotation caused by light-induced birefringence effect. The numerical analysis indicated that, the damping of OKS signal intensity could be attributed to the temporal profile change of probe pulse passing through the OKS setup, due to the non-uniform transient refractive index change induced by pump pulse. Because of the large phase shift of probe pulse, the time-resolved OKS signals showed modulated temporal intensity when pump power was increased.

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OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2011
Published: May 24, 2011

Lihe Yan, Jinhai Si, Yaqi Yan, Feng Chen, and Xun Hou, "Pump power dependence of femtosecond two-color optical Kerr shutter measurements," Opt. Express 19, 11196-11201 (2011)

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