STP799

    Nonlinear Refractive Coefficient and Self-Focusing Damage in Glasses

    Published: Jan 1983


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    Abstract

    We have investigated some nonlinear optical effects in a series of optical glasses and laser glasses. Using different methods, we have measured the nonlinear refractive coefficient of these glasses. We have analyzed the possible mechanisms resulting in refractive index change in glass and calculated their nonlinear refractive coefficients. We have also discussed the dependence of laser-induced damage and thermo-optical blooming on nonlinear refractive coefficients.

    Keywords:

    Dispersion of nonlinear parameters, glass, inherent absorption wavelength, laser-induced birefringence, laser-induced damage, nonlinear refractive coefficient, self-focusing, self-induced polarization change, thermal blooming


    Author Information:

    He, D
    Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Academia Sinica, Shanghai,

    Fuxi, G
    Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Academia Sinica, Shanghai,


    Paper ID: STP37284S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37284S


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