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Specular nonlinear anisotropic polarization effect along fourfold crystal symmetry axes

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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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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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Published date: 1995
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 78204
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78204
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 60b904f2-1c3e-45f7-9d36-e3feb5399a3c

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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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