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Thermally stimulated nonlinear optical effects in a multicell stepped limiter
Author(s): Landa Hoke; Gregory J. Kowalski; Richard A. Whalen; Barry S. DeCristofano
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Paper Abstract

The application of a numerical algorithm to the design procedure of a multicell stepped limiter (MCSL) is discussed. This application illustrates the ability to predict thermal damage and the thermal lensing effects that occur within the stepped limiter. Both the optical limiting and the temperature profile through the MCSL are determined for three design cases. The results illustrate the potential application of a numerical simulation in designing a MCSL and of predicting thermal damage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3798, Power-Limiting Materials and Devices, (4 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363880
Show Author Affiliations
Landa Hoke, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command/Natick (United States)
Gregory J. Kowalski, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Richard A. Whalen, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Barry S. DeCristofano, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command/Natick (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3798:
Power-Limiting Materials and Devices
Christopher M. Lawson, Editor(s)

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