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Specular nonlinear anisotropic polarization effect along fourfold crystal symmetry axes

Bungay, A.R., Popov, S.V., Zheludev, N.I. and Svirko, Y.P. (1995) Specular nonlinear anisotropic polarization effect along fourfold crystal symmetry axes Optics Letters, 20, (4), pp. 356-358. (doi:10.1364/OL.20.000356).

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We present what is to our knowledge the first experimental observation of the specular nonlinear anisotropic polarization effect of a pump-induced polarization-plane rotation for normal-incidence reflection from the (001) surface of a cubic crystal. In GaAs, azimuth rotation of the order of 9 × 10^-6 rad is seen for a pump intensity of 75 MW/cm^2 at 750 nm, from which the anisotropic component of the cubic nonlinearity |Re(chi.xxxx - 2chi.xxyy - chi.xyyx)| = 5 × 10^-9 esu is found.

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Published date: 1995
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre


Local EPrints ID: 78204
ISSN: 0146-9592
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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:26

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Author: A.R. Bungay
Author: S.V. Popov
Author: N.I. Zheludev
Author: Y.P. Svirko

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