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Nonlinear glasses and metaglasses for photonics, a review: Part I. Nonlinear electrical susceptibility and refractive index
Author(s): Ryszard S. Romaniuk
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Paper Abstract

A subject of the paper is a review of the basic properties of several families of high optical quality glasses and metaglasses for photonics. The emphasis is put on nonlinear properties of these glasses, including nonlinearities of the higher order. Nonlinear effects were debated and systematized. Interactions between optical wave of high power density with glass were described. All parameters of the glass increasing the optical nonlinearities were categorized. Optical nonlinearities in glasses were grouped into the following categories: time and frequency domain, amplitude and phase, resonant and non-resonant, elastic and inelastic, lossy and lossless, reversible and irreversible, instant and slow, adiabatic and non-adiabatic, with virtual versus real excitation of glass, destroying and non-destroying, etc. Nonlinear effects in glasses are based on the following effects: optical, thermal, mechanical and/or acoustic, electrical, magnetic, density and refraction modulation, chemical, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6937, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2007, 693715 (28 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.784671
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Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6937:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2007

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