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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2132–2140

Nonlinear absorption and refraction of binary and ternary alkaline and alkaline earth silicate glasses

Moritz Grehn, Thomas Seuthe, Wu-Jung Tsai, Michael Höfner, Alexander Wernher Achtstein, Alexandre Mermillod-Blondin, Markus Eberstein, Hans Joachim Eichler, and Jörn Bonse  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 12, pp. 2132-2140 (2013)

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Nonlinear optical properties such as the nonlinear refractive index and nonlinear absorption are characterized by z-scan measurements for a series of silicate glasses upon irradiation with laser pulses of 130 fs duration and 800 nm center wavelength. The stoichiometry of the silicate glasses is varied systematically to reveal the influence of the glass composition on the nonlinear optical properties. Additionally, the thermal properties such as glass–transformation temperature and thermal expansion coefficient are obtained from dilatometric measurements. It is found that the nonlinear refractive index is mainly related to the silica matrix. The nonlinear absorption is increased with the addition of network–forming ions.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2013
Published: November 25, 2013

Moritz Grehn, Thomas Seuthe, Wu-Jung Tsai, Michael Höfner, Alexander Wernher Achtstein, Alexandre Mermillod-Blondin, Markus Eberstein, Hans Joachim Eichler, and Jörn Bonse, "Nonlinear absorption and refraction of binary and ternary alkaline and alkaline earth silicate glasses," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 2132-2140 (2013)

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