Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 213–217 | Cite as

Nonlinear absorption measurements in proustite (Ag3AsS3) and CdSe

  • D. C. Hanna
  • A. J. Turner


Nonlinear absorption has been observed in proustite at 694 nm; however at 1.06μm, in contrast to previous results, no nonlinear absorption could be detected at intensities up to the damage threshold. Measurements on CdSe at 1.06μm and 1.32μm show that the nonlinear absorption mechanism is two photon absorption followed by absorption by the photo-induced carriers. The implications of this for nonlinear mixing applications are discussed.


Communication Network Absorption Measurement Damage Threshold Photon Absorption Nonlinear Absorption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. C. Hanna
    • 1
  • A. J. Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ElectronicsUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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