The third-order optical nonlinearity of a salt form of polyaniline has been measured at 527, 800, and 1054 nm. The dominant nonlinear response has been found to be bleaching of the material absorption, leading to high negative values of the imaginary part of the nonlinearity.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 31, 1995
Published: December 15, 1995
M. Samoc, A. Samoc, B. Luther-Davies, J. Swiatkiewicz, C. Q. Jin, and J. W. White, "Real and imaginary components of the third-order nonlinearity of polyaniline dodecylbenzenesulfonic salt," Opt. Lett. 20, 2478-2480 (1995)