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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5046–5049

Measurements of the third- and fifth-order optical nonlinearities of water at 532 and 1064  nm using the D4σ method

Côme Schnebelin, Christophe Cassagne, Cid B. de Araújo, and Georges Boudebs  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5046-5049 (2014)

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The nonlinear response of liquid water was investigated at 1064 and 532 nm using a Nd:YAG laser delivering pulses of 17 ps and its second harmonic. The experiments were performed using the D4σ method combined with the Z-scan technique. Nonlinear refractive indices of third- and fifth-order were determined, as well as the three-photon absorption coefficient, for both wavelengths. A good agreement was found between theory and experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2014
Published: August 20, 2014

Côme Schnebelin, Christophe Cassagne, Cid B. de Araújo, and Georges Boudebs, "Measurements of the third- and fifth-order optical nonlinearities of water at 532 and 1064  nm using the D4σ method," Opt. Lett. 39, 5046-5049 (2014)

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