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Nonlinear material requirements for passive optical limiting in an optical imaging system
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Paper Abstract

Intensity dependent nonlinear materials placed at an intermediate focal plane in a simple two lens optical imaging system will limit radiation on a detector plane. We report the dependence of the energy and fluence limiting on aperture size, nonlinear material position, and the magnitude of the nonlinearity. The approximate performance of this same imaging system is determined for a laser source located far from the limiter. The nonlinear material requirements to limit the fluence at or below some predetermined level is determined. A dynamic range for the limiting behavior is determined which includes damage to the nonlinear material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2229, Nonlinear Optical Materials for Switching and Limiting, (6 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179581
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Gary L. Wood, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Andrew G. Mott, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2229:
Nonlinear Optical Materials for Switching and Limiting
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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