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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1103–1105

Measurement of the nonlinear optical response of optical fiber materials by use of spectrally resolved two-beam coupling

Sylvia Smolorz, Frank Wise, and N. F. Borrelli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 16, pp. 1103-1105 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001103


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Abstract

We present measurements of the femtosecond nonlinear response of fiber waveguide materials, obtained with spectrally resolved two-beam coupling. This simple but sensitive technique provides all the parameters that characterize the third-order nonlinear optical response, including the dynamics. Measurements are made with nanojoule-energy pulses from a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser and a few millimeters of waveguide preform, without the need for drawing fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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Sylvia Smolorz, Frank Wise, and N. F. Borrelli, "Measurement of the nonlinear optical response of optical fiber materials by use of spectrally resolved two-beam coupling," Opt. Lett. 24, 1103-1105 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-16-1103

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