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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1637–1639

Ultrafast response of third-order optical nonlinearity in glasses containing Bi2O3

Naoki Sugimoto, Hirohisa Kanbara, Seiji Fujiwara, Koichiro Tanaka, and Kazuyuki Hirao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 1637-1639 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001637


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Abstract

We prepared nonresonant-type homogeneous glasses containing Bi2O3 by the melting method. The third-order optical nonlinear susceptibility χ(3) was found by third-order harmonic generation measurement to be 9.3 × 10−12 esu. We attribute the nonlinearity of these glasses to the large molar refraction of glasses containing Bi2O3. These glasses also exhibited an ultrafast response time below 200 fs by a degenerate four-wave mixing method using a femtosecond laser, indicating that the nonlinearity of these glasses originated mainly from pure electronic polarization.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996

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Naoki Sugimoto, Kazuyuki Hirao, Hirohisa Kanbara, Seiji Fujiwara, and Koichiro Tanaka, "Ultrafast response of third-order optical nonlinearity in glasses containing Bi2O3," Opt. Lett. 21, 1637-1639 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-20-1637


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