Nonlinear refraction in vitreous humor.


Journal Article

We extend the application of the z-scan technique to determine the nonlinear refractive index (n(2)) for human and rabbit vitreous humor, water, and physiological saline. In these measurements there were nonlinear contributions to the measured signal from the aqueous samples and the quartz cell that held the sample. Measurements were made with 60-ps pulses at 532 nm. To our knowledge, this is the first measurement of the nonlinear refractive properties of biological material.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rockwell, BA; Roach, WP; Rogers, ME; Mayo, MW; Toth, CA; Cain, CP; Noojin, GD

Published Date

  • November 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 1792 - 1794

PubMed ID

  • 19829406

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19829406

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.18.001792


  • eng