30 August 1989 Characteristics Of Nonlinear Optical Materials For Use In Optical Limiting
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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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Richard C. Powell, Richard C. Powell, Roger J. Reeves, Roger J. Reeves, M. G. Jani, M. G. Jani, M. S. Petrovic, M. S. Petrovic, Andrzej Suchocki, Andrzej Suchocki, Edward G. Behrens, Edward G. Behrens, } "Characteristics Of Nonlinear Optical Materials For Use In Optical Limiting", Proc. SPIE 1105, Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960620; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960620
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