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Comparison of experimental results and numerical analysis of multicell stepped limiters
Author(s): Landa Hoke; Brian R. Kimball; Richard A. Whalen; Gregory J. Kowalski; Barry S. DeCristofano
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Paper Abstract

The application of a numerical algorithm to the design procedure of a multi-cell limiter (MCL) is discussed and calculated numerical results are compared to experimental results. This application illustrates the ability to predict optical limiting under circumstances that are comparable to the design process of a MCL. Both the optical limiting and the temperature profile through the MCL are determined for three design cases. Also, the numerical analysis is used to investigate thermal damage using the calculated temperature profile. The results illustrate the potential application of a numerical simulation in designing a MCL and that the accuracy of the numerical model is on the same order as the experimental uncertainties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4106, Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408511
Show Author Affiliations
Landa Hoke, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Brian R. Kimball, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Richard A. Whalen, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Gregory J. Kowalski, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Barry S. DeCristofano, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)

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

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