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Low-power continuous-wave nonlinearity and all-optical switching in fullerene solution
Author(s): F. Z. Henari; Werner J. Blau
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Paper Abstract

Optical limiting behavior, which is generally observed with high peak power, short laser pulses in Fullerene solutions, can also be observed at low intensity with continuous wave irradiation by a He-Ne or Ar laser. The origin of the effect lies, like in the case of pulsed laser excitation, in a strong excited triplet state absorption. We use this effect to demonstrate various types of all-optical switching and optical bistability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2854, Fullerenes and Photonics III, (16 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262980
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F. Z. Henari, Trinity College/Univ. of Dublin (Ireland)
Werner J. Blau, Trinity College/Univ. of Dublin (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2854:
Fullerenes and Photonics III
Zakya H. Kafafi, Editor(s)

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