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Investigation of Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity in KBe2BO3F2 by Z-Scan
Applied Physics B
  • Fang-Qin Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Nan Zong, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Feng-Feng Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jing Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Feng Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Qin-Jun Peng, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Da-Fu Cui, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jing-Yuan Zhang, Georgia Southern University
  • Xiao-Yang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chuang-Tian Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Zu-Yan Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2012
DOI
10.1007/s00340-012-4985-x
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Abstract
The third-order optical nonlinearity of deep-ultraviolet (DUV) nonlinear optical (NLO) crystal KBe2BO3F2 (KBBF) was investigated using single-beam Z-scan technique for the first time. The Z-scans were performed on a c-cut KBBF crystal and a KBBF prism-coupling device (PCD) with picosecond pulses at 355 nm. No two-photon absorption was observed in the experiment. The measured nonlinear refraction index n 2 showed positive signs, indicating self-focusing Kerr effects. The n 2 values were estimated to be (1.75±0.35)×10−15 cm2/W with the c-cut sample and (1.85±0.37)×10−15 cm2/W with the PCD, corresponding to the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibilitiesχ(3)effof (0.99±0.20)×10−13 esu and (0.94±0.19)×10−13 esu, respectively. The results are expected to promote the investigation of frequency conversion processes with ultra-short laser in KBBF crystal.
Citation Information
Fang-Qin Li, Nan Zong, Feng-Feng Zhang, Jing Yang, et al.. "Investigation of Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity in KBe2BO3F2 by Z-Scan" Applied Physics B Vol. 108 Iss. 2 (2012) p. 301 - 305
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