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Femtosecond nonlinear optical properties of lead-germanium oxide amorphous films

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Rativa, Diego ; Departamento de Engenharia Eletrônica e Sistemas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 50740-530 Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil ; de Araujo, R.E. ; de Araujo, Cid B. ; Gomes, A.S.L.
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The nonlinear (NL) response of lead-germanium oxide amorphous films was investigated using a Ti:saphire laser delivering pulses of ≈150 fs at 800 nm. The Kerr shutter technique was employed to reveal the time response of the nonlinearity that is smaller than 150 fs. The sign and magnitude of the nonlinearity were obtained using a novel technique called thermally managed eclipse Z scan which allows the simultaneous characterization of cumulative and noncumulative NL effects. The NL refractive index of electronic origin, n2≈2×10-17 m2/W, and the NL absorption coefficient, α2≈3×103 cm/GW, were determined.

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Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:90 ,  Issue: 23 )