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Bacteriorhodopsin as an optical limiter
Author(s): George Eugene Dovgalenko; Matthew Klotz; Gregory J. Salamo; Gary L. Wood
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Paper Abstract

An optical limiter based on a large birefringence which is optically induced in bacteriorhodopsin is presented. The induced birefringence is observed to be a function of incident intensity, but saturates at a value of about 0.454 W/cm2. A measured value of (Delta) n of 6.6 multiplied by 10-4 at wavelength of 514 nm is reported. The observed birefringence is found to be in good agreement with a proposed model based on vector-tensor approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2853, Nonlinear Optical Liquids, (7 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253472
Show Author Affiliations
George Eugene Dovgalenko, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Matthew Klotz, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Gregory J. Salamo, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Gary L. Wood, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2853:
Nonlinear Optical Liquids
Christopher M. Lawson, Editor(s)

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