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Title: Saturation of the all-optical Kerr effect in solids
Authors: Borchers, BastianBrée, CarstenBirkholz, SimonDemircan, Ayhan
Issue Date: 2013
Published in: Preprint / Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik , Volume 1891, ISSN 0946-8633
Publisher: Berlin : Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik
Abstract: We discuss the influence of the higher-order Kerr effect (HOKE) in wide band gap solids at extreme intensities below the onset of optically induced damage. Using different theoretical models, we employ multiphoton absorption rates to compute the nonlinear refractive index by a Kramers-Kronig transform. Within this theoretical framework we provide an estimate for the appearance of significant deviations from the standard optical Kerr effect predicting a linear index change with intensity. We discuss the role of the observed saturation behavior in practically relevant situations, including Kerr lens mode-locking and supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers. Furthermore we present experimental data from a multi-wave mixing experiment in BaF2 which can be explained by the appearance of the HOKE.
Keywords: Nonlinear Optics; All-optical Kerr effect; Pulse compression
DDC: 510
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