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Optical switching with a thermochromic film
Author(s): Liqiu Men; Qiying Chen
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Paper Abstract

In this article, optical switching effect of a thermochromic thin film is reported. The transmittance of the film increased from 0.64 at 120°C to 0.96 at 200°C indicating strong temperature dependence for its optical properties. The temperature dependence of the optical properties was found to be reversible during the heating and cooling processes. The possibility to reduce the size of the laser beam with the nonlinear optical switching effect of the thermochromic film is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6469, Optical Components and Materials IV, 646904 (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.701982
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Liqiu Men, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland (Canada)
Qiying Chen, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6469:
Optical Components and Materials IV
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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