Authors

B. L. Lawrence; M. Cha; W. E. Torruellas; G. I. Stegeman; S. Etemad; G. Baker;F. Kajzar

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

OPTICAL NONLINEARITIES; WAVE-GUIDES; TRANSMISSION; ABSORPTION; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Z-scan at 1064 nm was used with single, 35 ps pulses to measure the nonlinear refraction and absorption in single crystal PTS (p-toluene sulfonate). Detailed analysis of the Z-scan data based on DELTAn = n2I + n3I2 and DELTAalpha = alpha2I + alpha3I2 yielded n2 = 5(+/-1) X 10(-12) cm2/W, alpha2 = 100(+/-20) cm/GW, n3 = 5(+/-1)X 10(-21) cm4/W2 and alpha3 = - 5 (+/- 1) cm3/GW.2 The resulting two photon figure of merit T for PTS is marginal for high throughput, all-optical waveguide switching at 1064 nm.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

64

Issue/Number

21

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2773

Last Page

2775

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1994NN01100005

ISSN

0003-6951

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