Award Date

8-1-2021

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Committee Member

David Shelton

Second Committee Member

Yan Zhou

Third Committee Member

Ashkan Salamat

Fourth Committee Member

Balakrishnan Naduvalath

Number of Pages

48

Abstract

The second hyperpolarizability (γ) of carbon disulfide (CS2) was measured by gas phase electric-field-induced second harmonic generation (ESHG), for laser wavelengths in the range of 765-1064 nm. The observed hyperpolarizability is decomposed into electronic (γ^e) and vibrational (γ^v) contributions, and the dispersion curve for γ^eis extrapolated to the static limit, with the result γ^e_0 = 12558 ± 93 atomic units. The results of this experiment agree with other recent nonlinear optical measurements and theoretical calculations.

Keywords

Carbon Disulfide; CS2; ESHG; Harmonic Generation; Hyperpolarizability; Nonlinear

Disciplines

Optics

File Format

pdf

File Size

1907 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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