Title

Off-resonance and non-resonant dispersion of Kerr nonlinearity for symmetric molecules Invited

Authors

Authors

G. Stegeman; M. G. Kuzyk; D. G. Papazoglou;S. Tzortzakis

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

DOPED POLYMER SYSTEMS; OPTICAL SUSCEPTIBILITY; PERTURBATION THEORY; ORGANIC-MOLECULES; STATES; SQUARAINES; MECHANISMS; MODEL; Optics

Abstract

The exact formula is derived from the "sum over states" (SOS) quantum mechanical model for the frequency dispersion of the nonlinear refractive index coefficient n(2) for centrosymmetric molecules in the off-resonance and non-resonant regimes. This expression is characterized by interference between terms from two-photon transitions from the ground state to the even-symmetry excited states and one-photon transitions between the ground state and odd-symmetry excited states. When contributions from the two-photon terms exceed those from the one-photon terms, the non-resonant intensity-dependent refractive index n(2)>0, and vice versa. Examples of the frequency dispersion for the three-level SOS model are given. Comparison is made with other existing theories. (C)2011 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

19

Issue/Number

23

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

22486

Last Page

22495

WOS Identifier

WOS:000296904700029

ISSN

1094-4087

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