Z-scan measurements of water from 1150 to 1400nm. Academic Article uri icon


  • Understanding the nonlinear properties of water is essential for laser surgery applications, as well as understanding supercontinuum generation in water. Unfortunately, the nonlinear properties of water for wavelengths longer than 1064nm are poorly understood. We extend the application of the Z-scan technique in water to determine its nonlinear refractive index (n2) and nonlinear absorption () for wavelengths in the 1150-1400nm range, where linear absorption is also significant. We observe the wavelength-dependent variation of the nonlinear properties of water around the water absorption band.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Marble, C. B., Clary, J. E., Noojin, G. D., O'Connor, S. P., Nodurft, D. T., Wharmby, A. W., ... Yakovlev, V. V.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Marble, Christopher B||Clary, Joseph E||Noojin, Gary D||O'Connor, Sean P||Nodurft, Dawson T||Wharmby, Andrew W||Rockwell, Benjamin A||Scully, Marlan O||Yakovlev, Vladislav V

publication date

  • September 2018