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Mode-cut optical limiting in polymer fibers with DR1/PMMA cores
Author(s): Weiya Zhang; Shaoping Bian; Sun Il Kim; Mark G. Kuzyk
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Paper Abstract

The principle of mode-cut optical limiting in fibers is reviewed briefly, and a calculation method based on angular spectrum analysis is proposed. Experiments that show high efficiency holographic grating generation and self defocusing in disperse-red-1 (DR1) doped poly(methyl methacrylate) (DR1/PMMA) bulk material suggest that it is a good candidate to be used as a core material in polymer fibers to achieve mode-cut optical limiting. Such fibers are fabricated in our lab and its optical limiting effect is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4797, Multiphoton Absorption and Nonlinear Transmission Processes: Materials, Theory, and Applications, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.453550
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Weiya Zhang, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Shaoping Bian, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Sun Il Kim, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4797:
Multiphoton Absorption and Nonlinear Transmission Processes: Materials, Theory, and Applications
A. Todd Yeates; Kevin D. Belfield; Stephen J. Caracci; Christopher M. Lawson; Francois Kajzar; A. Todd Yeates; Kevin D. Belfield; Stephen J. Caracci, Editor(s)

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