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Interplay between heat diffusion and self-focusing in absorptive optical bistability
Author(s): F. Pereira; Michael Scott Belsley; J. Ribeira Salcedo
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Paper Abstract

We used a modified form of the Z-scan technique to study the various factors influencing bistability in a semiconductor doped glass filter. A strong self-focusing effect was observed and an estimate of the corresponding n2 coefficient is obtained. A systematic modeling of absorptive bistability in a semiconductor doped glass, including both longitudinal and transverse heat diffusion as well as the effects of self-focusing, is presented and compared with experimental observations.

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Date Published: 20 May 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2800, Nonlinear Optical Interactions and Wave Dynamics, (20 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240540
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F. Pereira, INESC (Portugal)
Michael Scott Belsley, Univ. do Minho (Portugal)
J. Ribeira Salcedo, INESC and Univ. do Porto (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2800:
Nonlinear Optical Interactions and Wave Dynamics
Nikolai I. Koroteev; Vladimir A. Makarov; Konstantin N. Drabovich, Editor(s)

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