OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1989
  • pp: 239–241

Third-order nonlinearity enhancement in an artificial Kerr medium through bulk intrinsic birefringence

M. De Spirito, R. Pizzoferrato, U. Zammit, M. Marinelli, F. Scudieri, S. Martellucci, and M. Romagnoli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 239-241 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000239


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (358 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Laser-induced circular birefringence measurements have been performed on a liquid suspension of polymer microellipsoids in order to study its optical nonlinearity as a function of the host liquid’s refractive index nh. The results show that the large values obtained for the χ1221(3) term (1.6 × 10‐8 esu for nh = 1.330) can be explained with an intrinsic birefringence of the microellipsoids relative to their geometrical axes. The obtained values for the refractive indices are n = 1.391 and n = 1.368.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 1988
Published: February 15, 1989

Citation
M. De Spirito, M. Romagnoli, R. Pizzoferrato, U. Zammit, M. Marinelli, F. Scudieri, and S. Martellucci, "Third-order nonlinearity enhancement in an artificial Kerr medium through bulk intrinsic birefringence," Opt. Lett. 14, 239-241 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-4-239

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited