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Transient effects in spatial light modulation by nonlinearity-absorbing molecules
Author(s): David Dantsker; Shammai Speiser
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Paper Abstract

A previously proposed model of a molecular spatial light modulator (SLM) based on the steady state solution to a multimolecular level kinetic diagram is being extended to include time dependent phenomena. In particular the model addresses a nonlinear molecular absorber of concentration N where a write light pulse modifies the various level populations and where a read pulse interrogates this new population pattern of length L. For absorbers having a significant triplet level absorption, denoted by its crossection (sigma) Tln (R), the transient contrast ratio achieved is R equals exp[2(sigma) Tln(R) N L], which is the square of the steady state value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139200
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David Dantsker, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Shammai Speiser, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1775:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V
David J. Williams, Editor(s)

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