Time-Resolved Measurement of Electronic and Vibrational Nonlinear Refraction in Ti:sapphire and Cr:LiSGaF

  • Sylvia Smolorz
  • Frank Wise
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 63)


We observe electronic and vibrational contributions in the femtosecond nonlinear response of Ti:sapphire and Cr:LiSGaF. The results suggest that nonlinear refraction is resonantly enhanced in Ti:sapphire relative to that of undoped sapphire. Cr:LiSGaF shows a substantial vibrational component and finite two-photon absorption. The implications of the nonlinear responses for short-pulse formation are discussed.


Soliton Refraction Sapphire 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvia Smolorz
    • 1
  • Frank Wise
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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