Abstract

The ordinary and extraordinary nonlinear refractive indices of SrLaGa3O7and Ca2Ga2SiO7 were determined from the measured spectral changes in intense 800-nm, 150-fs pulses, propagated through these uniaxial crystals. A numerical analysis involving both group-velocity dispersion and self-phase modulation gave n2 =  (11 ± 1) × 10−20 m2/W in SrLaGa3O7 and n2 = (6.5 ± 1) × 10−20 m2/W in Ca2Ga2SiO7 for ordinary polarization;results for extraordinary beams agreed with these values to within experimental error. These high values suggest that these crystals are viable host matrices for pulsed solid-state lasers, capable of producing subpicosecond pulses through Kerr-lens mode locking.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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