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Experimental reconstruction of a nonlocal nonlinear response function of a thermal medium
Author(s): Alexander E. Minovich; Kaloyan S. Bezuhanov; Dragomir N. Neshev; Alexander A. Dreischuh; Wieslaw Z. Krolikowski; Yuri S. Kivshar
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel experimental technique for retrieving the spatial profile of a nonlocal response function in a medium with thermal nonlinearity. Our method is based on the quantitative measurement of the light-induced nonlinear phase distribution by holographic interferometry combined with an iterative process of two-dimensional deconvolution using the known pump beam intensity distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6604, 14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 66041U (5 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.727192
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Alexander E. Minovich, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Kaloyan S. Bezuhanov, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
Dragomir N. Neshev, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Alexander A. Dreischuh, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
Wieslaw Z. Krolikowski, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Yuri S. Kivshar, Australian National Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6604:
14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications

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