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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1981
  • pp: 284–286

Four-wave mixing in an artificial Kerr medium

P. W. Smith, A. Ashkin, and W. J. Tomlinson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 284-286 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.6.000284


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Abstract

Degenerate four-wave mixing experiments have been performed using a liquid suspension of 0.234-μm-diameter latex spheres as the nonlinear medium. The measured effective optical Kerr coefficient, n2, is 3.6 × 10−3 (MW/cm2)−1. This is ~105× the value for CS2. Measured grating reflectivity, formation, and decay times are in reasonable agreement with a simple model assuming Rayleigh scattering and Brownian diffusion.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 23, 1981
Published: June 1, 1981

Citation
P. W. Smith, A. Ashkin, and W. J. Tomlinson, "Four-wave mixing in an artificial Kerr medium," Opt. Lett. 6, 284-286 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-6-6-284

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