Abstract

The normal elliptically polarized light Z-scan method is modified by adding a quarter-wave plate and an analyzer before the detector. The normalized transmittance formulas of modified elliptically polarized light Z-scan are obtained for media with negligible nonlinear absorption. Compared with normal linearly and elliptically polarized light Z-scan methods, an increase of sensitivity by a factor of larger than 4 is achieved for the real part of third-order susceptibility component’s measurements using this modified elliptically polarized light Z-scan method. The analytical results are verified by studying the real part of independent susceptibility components of CS2 liquid. Moreover, the potential application for cross-polarized wave generation is discussed.

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1983

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1978

P. X. Nguyen and G. Rivoire, “Evolution of the polarization state of an intense electromagnetic field in a nonlinear medium,” Opt. Acta (Lond.) 25, 233–246 (1978).

1973

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1964

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, and C. M. Savage, “Intensity-dependent changes in the refractive index of liquids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 12(18), 507–509 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Adair, R.

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, “Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 39(5), 3337–3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Albert, O.

Augé-Rochereau, F.

Auguste, T.

Boucher, V.

R. Volle, V. Boucher, K. D. Dorkenoo, R. Chevalier, and X. Nguyen Phu, “Local polarization state observation and third-order nonlinear susceptibility measurements by self-induced polarization state changes method,” Opt. Commun. 182(4-6), 443–451 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Canova, L.

S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, L. Canova, O. Albert, A. Jullien, J. Etchepare, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear filtering and beam shaping with χ(3) nonlinear polarization interferometer,” Opt. Commun. 281(12), 3375–3380 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Canto-Said, E. J.

E. J. Canto-Said, D. J. Hagan, J. Young, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Degenerate four-wave mixing measurements of high order nonlinearities in semiconductors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27(10), 2274–2280 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J. P.

Chase, L. L.

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, “Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 39(5), 3337–3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Chériaux, G.

Chevalier, R.

R. Volle, V. Boucher, K. D. Dorkenoo, R. Chevalier, and X. Nguyen Phu, “Local polarization state observation and third-order nonlinear susceptibility measurements by self-induced polarization state changes method,” Opt. Commun. 182(4-6), 443–451 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chvykov, V.

d’Oliveira, P.

DeSalvo, R.

Dorkenoo, K. D.

R. Volle, V. Boucher, K. D. Dorkenoo, R. Chevalier, and X. Nguyen Phu, “Local polarization state observation and third-order nonlinear susceptibility measurements by self-induced polarization state changes method,” Opt. Commun. 182(4-6), 443–451 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Etchepare, J.

Falcoz, F.

Ferrier, J. L.

P. X. Nguyen, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, and G. Rivoire, “Polarization of picoseconds light pulses in nonlinear isotropic media,” Opt. Commun. 46(5-6), 329–333 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Gaeta, A. L.

Gazengel, J.

P. X. Nguyen, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, and G. Rivoire, “Polarization of picoseconds light pulses in nonlinear isotropic media,” Opt. Commun. 46(5-6), 329–333 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Hagan, D. J.

T. Xia, D. J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Eclipsing Z-scan measurement of λ/10(4) wave-front distortion,” Opt. Lett. 19(5), 317–319 (1994).
[CrossRef]

R. DeSalvo, M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Z-scan measurements of the anisotropy of nonlinear refraction and absorption in crystals,” Opt. Lett. 18(3), 194 (1993).
[CrossRef]

E. J. Canto-Said, D. J. Hagan, J. Young, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Degenerate four-wave mixing measurements of high order nonlinearities in semiconductors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27(10), 2274–2280 (1991).
[CrossRef]

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T. H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Jullien, A.

Kalinchenko, G.

Kourtev, S.

Krauss, T. D.

Lefkir, M.

M. Lefkir, P. X. Nguyen, and G. Rivoire, “Existence of a bistable polarization state in a Kerr medium in the presence of two-photon absorption,” Quantum Semiclassic. Opt. 10(1), 283–292 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Lefkir and G. Rivoire, “Influence of transverse effects on measurement of third-order nonlinear susceptibility by self-induced polarization state changes,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2856–2864 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y. L.

Liu, Z. B.

Maker, P. D.

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, and C. M. Savage, “Intensity-dependent changes in the refractive index of liquids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 12(18), 507–509 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Minkovski, N.

Nguyen, P. X.

M. Lefkir, P. X. Nguyen, and G. Rivoire, “Existence of a bistable polarization state in a Kerr medium in the presence of two-photon absorption,” Quantum Semiclassic. Opt. 10(1), 283–292 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. X. Nguyen, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, and G. Rivoire, “Polarization of picoseconds light pulses in nonlinear isotropic media,” Opt. Commun. 46(5-6), 329–333 (1983).
[CrossRef]

P. X. Nguyen and G. Rivoire, “Evolution of the polarization state of an intense electromagnetic field in a nonlinear medium,” Opt. Acta (Lond.) 25, 233–246 (1978).

Nguyen Phu, X.

R. Volle, V. Boucher, K. D. Dorkenoo, R. Chevalier, and X. Nguyen Phu, “Local polarization state observation and third-order nonlinear susceptibility measurements by self-induced polarization state changes method,” Opt. Commun. 182(4-6), 443–451 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Owyoung, A.

A. Owyoung, “Ellipse rotation studies in laser host materials,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 9(11), 1064–1069 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, “Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 39(5), 3337–3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ranka, J. K.

Reed, S.

Rivoire, G.

M. Lefkir, P. X. Nguyen, and G. Rivoire, “Existence of a bistable polarization state in a Kerr medium in the presence of two-photon absorption,” Quantum Semiclassic. Opt. 10(1), 283–292 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Lefkir and G. Rivoire, “Influence of transverse effects on measurement of third-order nonlinear susceptibility by self-induced polarization state changes,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2856–2864 (1997).
[CrossRef]

P. X. Nguyen, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, and G. Rivoire, “Polarization of picoseconds light pulses in nonlinear isotropic media,” Opt. Commun. 46(5-6), 329–333 (1983).
[CrossRef]

P. X. Nguyen and G. Rivoire, “Evolution of the polarization state of an intense electromagnetic field in a nonlinear medium,” Opt. Acta (Lond.) 25, 233–246 (1978).

Rousseau, P.

Said, A. A.

R. DeSalvo, M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Z-scan measurements of the anisotropy of nonlinear refraction and absorption in crystals,” Opt. Lett. 18(3), 194 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T. H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Saltiel, S. M.

Savage, C. M.

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, and C. M. Savage, “Intensity-dependent changes in the refractive index of liquids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 12(18), 507–509 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Sheik-Bahae, M.

Terhune, R. W.

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, and C. M. Savage, “Intensity-dependent changes in the refractive index of liquids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 12(18), 507–509 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Tian, J. G.

Van Stryland, E. W.

T. Xia, D. J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Eclipsing Z-scan measurement of λ/10(4) wave-front distortion,” Opt. Lett. 19(5), 317–319 (1994).
[CrossRef]

R. DeSalvo, M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Z-scan measurements of the anisotropy of nonlinear refraction and absorption in crystals,” Opt. Lett. 18(3), 194 (1993).
[CrossRef]

E. J. Canto-Said, D. J. Hagan, J. Young, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Degenerate four-wave mixing measurements of high order nonlinearities in semiconductors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27(10), 2274–2280 (1991).
[CrossRef]

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T. H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

van Wonderen, A. J.

Volle, R.

R. Volle, V. Boucher, K. D. Dorkenoo, R. Chevalier, and X. Nguyen Phu, “Local polarization state observation and third-order nonlinear susceptibility measurements by self-induced polarization state changes method,” Opt. Commun. 182(4-6), 443–451 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wei, T. H.

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T. H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F. W.

Xia, T.

Yan, X. Q.

Yanovsky, V.

Young, J.

E. J. Canto-Said, D. J. Hagan, J. Young, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Degenerate four-wave mixing measurements of high order nonlinearities in semiconductors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27(10), 2274–2280 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Zang, W. P.

Zhang, B.

Zhang, C. P.

Zhang, X. L.

Zhou, W. Y.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

A. Owyoung, “Ellipse rotation studies in laser host materials,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 9(11), 1064–1069 (1973).
[CrossRef]

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T. H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

E. J. Canto-Said, D. J. Hagan, J. Young, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Degenerate four-wave mixing measurements of high order nonlinearities in semiconductors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27(10), 2274–2280 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Acta (Lond.)

P. X. Nguyen and G. Rivoire, “Evolution of the polarization state of an intense electromagnetic field in a nonlinear medium,” Opt. Acta (Lond.) 25, 233–246 (1978).

Opt. Commun.

P. X. Nguyen, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, and G. Rivoire, “Polarization of picoseconds light pulses in nonlinear isotropic media,” Opt. Commun. 46(5-6), 329–333 (1983).
[CrossRef]

S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, L. Canova, O. Albert, A. Jullien, J. Etchepare, and S. M. Saltiel, “Nonlinear filtering and beam shaping with χ(3) nonlinear polarization interferometer,” Opt. Commun. 281(12), 3375–3380 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Volle, V. Boucher, K. D. Dorkenoo, R. Chevalier, and X. Nguyen Phu, “Local polarization state observation and third-order nonlinear susceptibility measurements by self-induced polarization state changes method,” Opt. Commun. 182(4-6), 443–451 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. B

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, “Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 39(5), 3337–3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, and C. M. Savage, “Intensity-dependent changes in the refractive index of liquids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 12(18), 507–509 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Semiclassic. Opt.

M. Lefkir, P. X. Nguyen, and G. Rivoire, “Existence of a bistable polarization state in a Kerr medium in the presence of two-photon absorption,” Quantum Semiclassic. Opt. 10(1), 283–292 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-polarized_wave_generation

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 2nd ed. Chapter 4 (Academic Press, San Diego, 2003).

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