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Two-Photon Absorption And Nonlinear Refraction In Isotropic Liquid Crystals
Author(s): M J Soileau; Eric W Van Stryland; Shekhar Guha
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Paper Abstract

Picosecond nonlinear absorption and nonlinear refraction studies are presented for isotropic phase liquid crystals. These materials exhibit a large two-photon absorption coefficient (f3) at 532 nm, with values as large as 0.6 cm/GW. Nonlinear refraction was also observed and the nonlinear refractive index (n9) was measuv.qd at 1064 nm usiAg an external self-focusing arrangement. Values of n2 range from 6 x 10-13 esu to 17 x 10-13 esu.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0682, Molecular and Polymeric Optoelectronic Materials, (28 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939651
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M J Soileau, North Texas State University (United States)
Eric W Van Stryland, North Texas State University (United States)
Shekhar Guha, North Texas State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0682:
Molecular and Polymeric Optoelectronic Materials
Garo Khanarian, Editor(s)

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