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Developing photorefractive fibers for optical limiting
Author(s): Gary Cook; Jason P. Duignan; Lesley L. Taylor; David C. Jones
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Paper Abstract

Fe:LiNbO3 in a simple focal plane geometry has already demonstrated its potential as an efficient optical limiter of low power continuous wave visible lasers. However, widespread use of this material is hampered by a severe reduction in performance in fast optical systems. Coherent bundles of photorefractive optical fibers, used in place of bulk crystalline material, will allow efficient optical limiting in fast optical systems. Owing to the crystalline nature of the photorefractive media, the fabrication of large numbers of high quality photorefractive fibers is extremely challenging. This paper describes some of the options available, including novel composite photorefractive materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4106, Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408509
Show Author Affiliations
Gary Cook, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
Jason P. Duignan, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
Lesley L. Taylor, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
David C. Jones, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4106:
Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics
Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk; Christopher M. Lawson; Robert A. Norwood; Christopher M. Lawson; Mark G. Kuzyk; Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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