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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1381–1383

Time-resolved nonlinear refraction in femtosecond laser gain media

Sylvia Smolorz and Frank Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 17, pp. 1381-1383 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001381


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Abstract

We present time-resolved measurements of the electronic and the nuclear contributions to the third-order nonlinearities of Ti:sapphire and Cr:LiSGaF. The results suggest that nonlinear refraction in Ti:sapphire is resonantly enhanced relative to that of undoped sapphire. The implications of the nonlinear responses for short-pulse formation are discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Sylvia Smolorz and Frank Wise, "Time-resolved nonlinear refraction in femtosecond laser gain media," Opt. Lett. 23, 1381-1383 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-17-1381

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