STP1015: Directo n2Measurement in Yttria Stabilized Cubic Zirconia

    Guha, S
    Martin Marietta Laboratories, Baltimore, MD

    Mansour, N
    Center for Applied Quantum Electronics Department of Physics North Texas State University, Denton, TX

    Soileau, MJ
    Center for Applied Quantum Electronics Department of Physics North Texas State University, Denton, TX

    Pages: 4    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    We present here the results of direct measurement of the nonlinear refractive index, n2, of yttria doped cubic zirconia at 1.06 μm using external self-focusing. The value of n2 was found to be independent of the yttria concentration. The measured value (6 × 10-13 esu) compares well with that calculated from the breakdown measurements [1].

    Keywords:

    external self-action, laser induced damage, nonlinear refractive index, psec pulses, yttria stabilized cubic zirconia, 1.06 μm


    Paper ID: STP18728S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18728S


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