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Thermal nonlinearities and polarization switch in the gyrotropic isoindex crystals
Author(s): Sergei V. Popov; Nikolay I. Zheludev
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Paper Abstract

Absorption of laser radiation leads to the birefringence zero crossing shift in gyrotropic isoindex crystals. Thermal nonlinearity is responsible for the effect. Possible applications for light-by-light control devices are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1841, Nonlinear Optical Processes in Solids, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131835
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Sergei V. Popov, Moscow State Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nikolay I. Zheludev, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1841:
Nonlinear Optical Processes in Solids

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