Fourth Order Nonlinear Intensity and the corresponding Refractive Index in Uniaxial Crystals

  • Timtere Pascal
  • Adam Usman
  • JC Ododo

Abstract

Nonlinear effects occur whenever the optical fields associated with one or more intense light such as from laser beams propagating in a crystal are large enough to produce polarization fields. This paper describes how the fourth order nonlinear intensity and the corresponding effective refractive index that is intensity dependent can be obtained using Maxwell’s equations. Applications have been elucidated for some uniaxial crystals.

Keywords: Refractive index, Nonlinear effects, Maxwell’s equations, Intensity and uniaxial crystals

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 19 (November, 2011), pp 533 – 542

Author Biographies

Timtere Pascal
Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 2076. Yola. Adamawa State, Nigeria
Adam Usman
Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 2076. Yola. Adamawa State, Nigeria
JC Ododo
Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 2076. Yola. Adamawa State, Nigeria
Published
2013-08-07
Section
Articles

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