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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 488–490

Nonlinear refraction in CS2 at 10.6 μm

I. Golub, Y. Beaudoin, and S. L. Chin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 488-490 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000488


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Abstract

The nonlinear refractive index n2 of CS2 at 10.6 μm, the value of which is a subject of a recent controversy, is measured by an external self-focusing method. We found that n2 = (2.1 ± 0.7) × 10−11 esu, similar to the accepted value of n2 in the visible. Self-bending of spatially asymmetric CO2 laser beam in CS2 due to an ultrafast Kerr effect is observed, and the deduced value of n2 is in agreement with our results.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

Citation
I. Golub, Y. Beaudoin, and S. L. Chin, "Nonlinear refraction in CS2 at 10.6 μm," Opt. Lett. 13, 488-490 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-6-488


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