An overview is given on a study aimed at demonstrating how a phase and amplitude irregularity, introduced to a Fourier transform-limited pulse by propagation in a weak narrow-line absorber, can strongly affect two-photon absorption of that pulse in a continuum absorber. Surprisingly, the study revealed that the continuum nonlinear absorber becomes almost transparent at the peak frequency of the discrete absorber, due to the combined effects of nonlinear absorption and index of refraction.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 2002|
|Event||Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002 - Long Beach, CA, United States|
Duration: 19 May 2002 → 24 May 2002
|Conference||Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002|
|City||Long Beach, CA|
|Period||19/05/02 → 24/05/02|