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Characteristics Of Nonlinear Optical Materials For Use In Optical Limiting
Author(s): Richard C. Powell; Roger J. Reeves; M. G. Jani; M. S. Petrovic; Andrzej Suchocki; Edward G. Behrens
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced grating spectroscopy was used to characterize the properties of three types of materials with potential applications for optical limiting. Figures of merit were determined from the magnitudes and response times of the observed signals. Three samples were chosen as baseline materials for different classes of nonlinear effects: CdTe, KNbO3, and Eu-doped phosphate glass. The first represents II-VI semiconductors, the second oxide crystals and the third nonlinear glasses. The physical processes underlying the nonlinear optical responses of these materials are very different leading to a wide range of properties relevant to optical limiting applications.

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Date Published: 30 August 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1105, Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960620
Show Author Affiliations
Richard C. Powell, Oklahoma State University (United States)
Roger J. Reeves, Oklahoma State University (United States)
M. G. Jani, Oklahoma State University (United States)
M. S. Petrovic, Oklahoma State University (United States)
Andrzej Suchocki, Oklahoma State University (United States)
Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Edward G. Behrens, Oklahoma State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1105:
Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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