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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 11 — Nov. 19, 2001
  • pp: 586–591

Measurement of the third-order susceptibility of glasses by EFISH of femtosecond pulses

H. Guillet de Chatellus and E. Freysz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 11, pp. 586-591 (2001)

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We propose a simple technique based on electric field induced second harmonic (EFISH) generation of femtosecond pulses to measure the third order susceptibility χ(3)(2ω,0,ω,ω) in glasses. First we present the principle of the method, then we validate our experimental set-up and develop unexpected aspects of EFISH technique. Finally, we give a numerical value of the third order susceptibility in various glasses and discuss these results.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: October 15, 2001
Published: November 19, 2001

Hugues Guillet de Chatellus and Eric Freysz, "Measurement of the third-order susceptibility of glasses by EFISH of femtosecond pulses," Opt. Express 9, 586-591 (2001)

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