Nonlinear polarization rotation of elliptical light in cubic crystals, with application to cross-polarized wave generation

@article{Jullien2005NonlinearPR,
  title={Nonlinear polarization rotation of elliptical light in cubic crystals, with application to cross-polarized wave generation},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie Jullien and Olivier Albert and Gilles Ch{\'e}riaux and Jean Etchepare and S. Kourtev and Nikolai I. Minkovski and Solomon M. Saltiel},
  journal={Journal of The Optical Society of America B-optical Physics},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={2635-2641}
}
We have investigated theoretically and experimentally the nonlinear propagation of intense elliptically polarized light pulses along a fourfold axis of the cubic crystal BaF2. Third-order nonlinear optical processes generate a cross-polarized wave, an effect that presents significant possibilities for application in femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement. The experimental setup consists of an input linear polarized light that passes through a cubic crystal sandwiched between two crossed quarter… 
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