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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1991
  • pp: 1683–1685

Femtosecond time-resolved interferometry for the determination of complex nonlinear susceptibility

K. Minoshima, M. Taiji, and T. Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 1683-1685 (1991)

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We propose and demonstrate sensitive interferometry that permits the separation of the real and imaginary parts of the nonlinear susceptibility with a femtosecond time resolution by a single measurement. A special reference interferometer compensates for any fluctuations of the fringe and provides high sensitivity to detect a fringe shift as small as 0.025 rad (λ/250) by averaging only 100 shots with a low-repetition-rate laser. This method can be applied to materials with optical anisotropy and/or absorption with high sensitivity. We apply the method to two materials, CS2 and CdSxSe1−x microcrystallite-doped glass.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 17, 1991
Published: November 1, 1991

K. Minoshima, M. Taiji, and T. Kobayashi, "Femtosecond time-resolved interferometry for the determination of complex nonlinear susceptibility," Opt. Lett. 16, 1683-1685 (1991)

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