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Optical limiting properties of metallodielectric photonic bandgap structures
Author(s): Maria Cristina Larciprete; Concita Sibilia; S. Paolini; Mario Bertolotti; Francesca Sarto; Michael Scalora
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Paper Abstract

In this work we investigated the nonlinear optical properits of a one-dimensional, tranparent metallo-dielectric photonic band gap structure. Specifically, we consider multilayer samples having a nonlinear material as a component. We chose ZnO due to its transparency in the visible region and to its well known optical nonlinearity. By means of dual ion beam sputtering technique we realized a four period sample where the single period consists of ZnO and Ag layers. Sample structure was opportunely designed in order to achieve high nonlinear optical response. A Q-switched frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser has been used in order to investigate the transmissive properties of the sample under high light intensities. A transmission decrease of approximately 50% was found for a maximum incident light intensity of 2 GW/cm2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5000, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices, (9 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479816
Show Author Affiliations
Maria Cristina Larciprete, INFM (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Concita Sibilia, INFM (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
S. Paolini, INFM (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Mario Bertolotti, INFM (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Francesca Sarto, ENEA (Italy)
Michael Scalora, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5000:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices
Ali Adibi; Axel Scherer; Shawn Yu Lin, Editor(s)

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