Demonstration of the optical Kerr effect at 10.6 mum via intersubband nonlinearities in a

Segev, Mordechai; Grave, Ilan
November 1992
Applied Physics Letters;11/16/1992, Vol. 61 Issue 20, p2403
Academic Journal
Demonstrates the optical Kerr effect at 10.6 micrometer in a GaAs/AlGaAs multi-quantum well doped structure. Enhancement of the values of third order nonlinearities; Measurement of the third order susceptibility; Removal of cross-polarizer to confirm assumption of linear absorption.


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