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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15350–15363

Sensitivity optimization of the one beam Z-scan technique and a Z-scan technique immune to nonlinear absorption

José A. Dávila Pintle, Edmundo Reynoso Lara, and Marcelo D. Iturbe Castillo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15350-15363 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.015350


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Abstract

It is presented a criteria for selecting the optimum aperture radius for the one beam Z-scan technique (OBZT), based on the analysis of the transmittance of the aperture. It is also presented a modification to the OBZT by directly measuring the beam radius in the far field with a rotating disk, which allows to determine simultaneously the non-linear absorptive coefficient and non-linear refractive index, much less sensitive to wave front distortions caused by inhomogeneities of the sample with a negligible loss of signal to noise ratio. It is demonstrated its equivalence to the OBZT.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2013
Published: June 20, 2013

Citation
José A. Dávila Pintle, Edmundo Reynoso Lara, and Marcelo D. Iturbe Castillo, "Sensitivity optimization of the one beam Z-scan technique and a Z-scan technique immune to nonlinear absorption," Opt. Express 21, 15350-15363 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-15350


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