Abstract

We present, for what is to our knowledge the first time, the theoretical calculations of the ellipsometric parameters of a single nonlinear layer–substrate system (Fabry–Perot cavity) and of a nonlinear attenuated total internal reflection configuration. Using an analytical solution of the nonlinear wave equation in a medium with a weak third-order nonlinearity of thermal origin, we can determine theoretically the ellipsometric parameters for an incident linearly polarized monochromatic plane wave. We show that the sensitivity of the ellipsometric parameters with respect to the input flux and to changes of the nonlinear coefficient depends strongly on the sharpness of the linear resonances of the system. We propose ellipsometric experiments that permit the determination of small nonlinear coefficients.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Combined reflection and transmission thin-film ellipsometry: a unified linear analysis

R. M. A. Azzam, M. Elshazly-Zaghloul, and N. M. Bashara
Appl. Opt. 14(7) 1652-1663 (1975)

Investigation of optical tunneling through nonlinear films

Th. Peschel, P. Dannberg, U. Langbein, and F. Lederer
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5(1) 29-36 (1988)

Nonlinear magneto-optic ellipsometry

Y. S. Dadoenkova, I. L. Lyubchanskii, Y. P. Lee, and T. Rasing
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31(3) 626-630 (2014)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (20)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription