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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17220–17225

Third-order nonlinear spectra and optical limiting of lead oxifluoroborate glasses

J. M. P. Almeida, L. De Boni, A. C. Hernandes, and C. R. Mendonça  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17220-17225 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017220


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Abstract

We have determined two-photon absorption and nonlinear refraction spectra of the 50BO1.5 - (50-x)PbF2 - xPbO glasses (with x = 25, 35, 50 cationic %) at the range of the 470 and 1550 nm. The replacement of fluor atoms by oxygen leads to an increase in the third-order susceptibility, due to the formation of non-bridging oxygens (NBO). The nonlinear index of refraction is one order of magnitude higher than the one for fused silica, and it increases almost twice for the sample with x = 50. This sample has also shown promising features for all-optical switching as well as for optical limiting.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2011
Published: August 17, 2011

Citation
J. M. P. Almeida, L. De Boni, A. C. Hernandes, and C. R. Mendonça, "Third-order nonlinear spectra and optical limiting of lead oxifluoroborate glasses," Opt. Express 19, 17220-17225 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17220


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