Optical nonlinearity of liquid nanosuspensions: Kerr versus exponential model

E. M. Wright, W. M. Lee, K. Dholakia, R. El-Ganainy, D. N. Christodoulides

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Abstract

We report our experimental and theoretical progress towards elucidating the nonlinear optical response of nanosuspensions. To date, we have devised a fiber-optic variant of the Z-scan method to accurately measure the nonlinearity of liquid nanosuspensions. Furthermore, we shall show that the optical nonlinearity may be properly accounted theoretically by including both the virial coefficients for the soft-condensed matter system in addition to the exponential term, which does not account for particleparticle interactions, yielding an effective or renormalized Kerr effect in many cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 23
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Aug 22009 Aug 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7400
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period09/8/209/8/6

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wright, E. M., Lee, W. M., Dholakia, K., El-Ganainy, R., & Christodoulides, D. N. (2009). Optical nonlinearity of liquid nanosuspensions: Kerr versus exponential model. In Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VI [74001J] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7400). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.825865