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Simple Analysis And Geometric Optimization Of A Passive Optical Limiter Based On Internal Self-Action
Author(s): Mansoor Sheik-bahae; Ali A. Said; D. J. Hagan; M. J. Soileau; Eric W. VanStryland
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Paper Abstract

Passive optical limiting based on nonlinear refraction in a "thick" medium is analyzed using a simple model. In a tight focus geometry we found that the position of the sample with respect to the focal plane is an important parameter in the limiting characteristics of the device. In particular we have examined such characteristics in liquid CS2 using 300 ns pulses at 10.6 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1105, Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960621
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Mansoor Sheik-bahae, University of Central Florida (United States)
Ali A. Said, University of Central Florida (United States)
D. J. Hagan, University of Central Florida (United States)
M. J. Soileau, University of Central Florida (United States)
Eric W. VanStryland, University of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1105:
Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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