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Optical Engineering

Nonlinear Optical Properties Of Glasses And Glass Or Gel-Based Composites
Author(s): Hiroyuki Nasu; John D. Mackenzie
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Paper Abstract

In glasses, the largest observed value of nonlinear refractive index n2 is currently about 0.1 X10-11 esu. Changes in n2 are dependent on the third-order electronic polarization, which can be estimated from the linear electronic polarizability or from the refractive index and Abbe number. Theoretical calculations of n2 have been made for some glasses with potentially high nonlinear refractive indexes. Glasses are likewise useful for the matrix of some organic compounds and semiconductors with high optical nonlinearity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 26(2) 262102 doi: 10.1117/12.7974034
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 26, Issue 2
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Hiroyuki Nasu, University of California (United States)
John D. Mackenzie, University of California (United States)

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