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Nonlinear molecular photonics and controlled laser transmission through a nonlinear fiber array
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Paper Abstract

We have performed a critical analysis of optical limiting materials exhibiting the two typical absorption mechanisms of reverse saturable absorption (RSA) and two-photon absorption (TPA). The limiting characteristics of beam propagation in nonlinear liquids that exhibit RSA and TPA are discussed, and guidelines for materials and parameter optimization that will result in practical large dynamic range devices are given.

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Date Published: 16 December 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5621, Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology, (16 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.582658
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Andres Diaz, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Iam Choon Khoo, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5621:
Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology
Anthony W. Vere; James G. Grote; Francois Kajzar, Editor(s)

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