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Amplification of multiwave mixing in lasing dyes and polarization recording of dynamic holograms
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This work presents theoretical and experimental studies of the energy efficiency of multiwave mixing in complex molecular media (dye solutions) exhibiting higher order nonlinearities. There is a great variety of such media, including the resonance ones revealing nonlinearities of higher orders due to the absorption saturation effect and transitions between different excited states of the molecules. However, the majority of previous studies of multiwave mixing have been performed in the resonant medium approximation disregarding the induced anisotropy effect. A new method for enhancement of multiwave mixing in solutions of laser dyes has been proposed and substantiated with the use of lasing as an additional light beam, whose absorption by the molecules in the excited states leads to the formation of thermal dynamic gratings resultant in the improved efficiency of the energy exchange. The theoretical models for the formation of nonlinear dynamic holograms adequately describing the control process over multiwave mixing by an independent light beam, the frequency of which is tuned into the induced absorption band from the molecules in the excited state, have been developed. Polarization multiwave mixing has been realized in Rhodamine-6G dye solution using nonlinearities up to the ninth order inclusive. It has been demonstrated that on orthogonal polarization of the hologram recording waves the diffraction efficiency is lowered by one-two orders, the diffracted wave polarization being dependent on the diffraction order (the polarization plane alignment is identical within the orders of the same evenness).

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5949, Nonlinear Optics Applications, 594916 (5 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622749
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Omar Ormachea, Belarusian State Univ. (Belarus)
Alexei L. Tolstik, Belarusian State Univ. (Belarus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5949:
Nonlinear Optics Applications
Miroslaw A. Karpierz; Allan Dawson Boardman; George I. Stegeman, Editor(s)

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