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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1990
  • pp: 1126–1128

Measurement of third-order optical nonlinear susceptibility using four-wave mixing in a single-mode ridge waveguide

H. Q. Le, W. D. Goodhue, and K. Rauschenbach  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 1126-1128 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.001126


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Abstract

Nondegenerate four-wave mixing in a single-mode ridge waveguide has been demonstrated as a technique for simultaneous measurement of the imaginary component and the absolute magnitude of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility χ(3). In the same experimenal apparatus, Im χ(3)(ω2 = ω1 + ω2ω1) was obtained by measuring the pump-induced probe power loss and |χ(3)(ω3 = ω1 + ω1ω2)| was derived from Stokes wave generation efficiency. The ratio of these quantities was obtained without significant system uncertainties. The technique has been applied to AlGaAs/GaAs quantum-well waveguides with picosecond laser pulses. For ħω1ħω2 ≈ 1.43 eV, it was found that Im χ(3) = (6.1 ± 0.5) × 10−11 esu, |χ(3)| = (7.6 ± 1.7) × 10−11 esu with a system uncertainty of 25%, and Im χ(3)/|χ(3)| = 0.8 ± 31%, indicating the dominance of two-photon absorption.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 1990
Published: October 15, 1990

Citation
H. Q. Le, W. D. Goodhue, and K. Rauschenbach, "Measurement of third-order optical nonlinear susceptibility using four-wave mixing in a single-mode ridge waveguide," Opt. Lett. 15, 1126-1128 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-15-20-1126

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