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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Jul. 19, 2010

Measurements of nonlinear refractive index in scattering media

Prathyush Samineni, Zachary Perret, Warren S. Warren, and Martin C. Fischer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12727-12735 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.012727


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Abstract

We have recently developed a spectral re-shaping technique to simultaneously measure nonlinear refractive index and nonlinear absorption. In this technique, the information about the nonlinearities is encoded in the frequency domain, rather than in the spatial domain as in the conventional Z-scan method. Here we show that frequency encoding is much more robust with respect to scattering. We compare spectral re-shaping and Z-scan measurements in a highly scattering environment and show that reliable spectral re-shaping measurements can be performed even in a regime that precludes standard Z-scans.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2010
Published: May 28, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Prathyush Samineni, Zachary Perret, Warren S. Warren, and Martin C. Fischer, "Measurements of nonlinear refractive index in scattering media," Opt. Express 18, 12727-12735 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-12-12727


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