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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1999
  • pp: 196–198

Cascaded contributions to degenerate four-wave mixing in an acentric organic crystal

Ch. Bosshard, I. Biaggio, St. Fischer, S. Follonier, and P. Günter  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 196-198 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000196


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Abstract

We show both theoretically and experimentally by degenerate four-wave mixing that the combined processes of optical rectification and the linear electro-optic effect contribute to the large effective third-order susceptibilities [14χ(3)(CS2)] of the organic salt 4-N, - dimethylamino-4 -N -methylstilbazolium toluene-p- sulfonate (DAST). Furthermore, the knowledge of the cascaded contributions was used to determine absolute values of the third-order susceptibilities as well as their sign.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing

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Ch. Bosshard, I. Biaggio, St. Fischer, S. Follonier, and P. Günter, "Cascaded contributions to degenerate four-wave mixing in an acentric organic crystal," Opt. Lett. 24, 196-198 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-4-196


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