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Nonlinear optical responses of cyanine dyes in solution measured by resonant femtosecond degenerate four-wave mixing technique
Author(s): Yoshinari Matsuda; Kazuo Kasatani
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optical responses of cyanine dyes in solution were studied by resonant femtosecond degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) technique. The folded box-CARS type geometry with the three linearly polarized beams of fundamental output of a regenerative amplified Ti:sapphire laser was used for the DFWM experiment. The wavelength of the laser was adjusted to the absorption band of the samples. Temporal profiles of a DFWM signal of cyanine dyes were measured with a time resolution of 0.3 ps, and were found to consist of three components, the coherent instantaneous nonlinear response (electronic response) and the medium and slow responses. The decay constant of ca. 100 ps can be attributed to the relaxation time of rotation around the short axis of the dye molecule. We think the decay constant of several ps can be attributed to the relaxation time of rotation around the long axis of the dye molecule. The effective value of the electronic component of the molecular hyperpolarizability, γe, was determined to be as large as 1.2 × 10-28 esu at 780 nm for NK-2014. The dependence of γe of NK-2014 on the laser wavelength was measured.

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Date Published: 4 January 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6839, Nonlinear Optics: Technologies and Applications, 683923 (4 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.757679
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Yoshinari Matsuda, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
Kazuo Kasatani, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6839:
Nonlinear Optics: Technologies and Applications
Yiping Cui; Qihuang Gong; Yuen-Ron Shen, Editor(s)

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