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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1599–1601

Experimental reconstruction of nonlocal response of thermal nonlinear optical media

Alexander Minovich, Dragomir N. Neshev, Alexander Dreischuh, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1599-1601 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001599


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Abstract

We study experimentally and theoretically the nonlocal response of a medium with thermal nonlinearity and show that despite its inherently infinite range it can be accurately characterized by a well-defined nonlocal response function. We retrieve the shape of this function and analyze its transformation with the change of boundaries.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Citation
Alexander Minovich, Dragomir N. Neshev, Alexander Dreischuh, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Experimental reconstruction of nonlocal response of thermal nonlinear optical media," Opt. Lett. 32, 1599-1601 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1599


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