Observation of nonlinear gyrotropy of silver colloid solution

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov

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Reported is the observation of nonlinear gyrotropy of the aggregated colloidal silver solution, caused by the spatial dispersion of nonlinear response. In experiments, we measured the angle of self-induced rotation of the polarization plane of the pulsed laser source at λ = 0.532 μm and τ = 11 ns. The technique developed allowed to separate the spatial dispersion effect from the nonlinear rotation occurring due to local response of a medium. The latter was measured in the pump-probe configuration via inverse Faraday effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-189
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies, ICONO-98 - Moscow, RUS
Duration: 29 Jun 19983 Jul 1998


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