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Nonlinear optical properties of composite materials
Author(s): Joseph W. Haus; Ramarao Inguva
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Paper Abstract

The optical properties of a new class of composite nonlinear materials composed of coated grains, such as cadmium sulfide with a silver coating, are examined. These materials exhibit intrinsic optical bistability and resonantly enhanced conjugate reflectivity. The threshold for intrinsic optical bistability is low enough for practical applications in optical communications and optical computing. Some problems associated with the fabrication of these materials are addressed. Based on preliminary results, switching times are expected to be in the subpicosecond range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46792
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph W. Haus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Ramarao Inguva, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1497:
Nonlinear Optics and Materials
Cyrus D. Cantrell; Charles M. Bowden, Editor(s)

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