1 September 1991 Nonlinear optical properties of composite materials
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Proceedings Volume 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46792
Event: Southcentral '91 (Dallas), 1991, Dallas, TX, United States
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.
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Joseph W. Haus, Joseph W. Haus, Ramarao Inguva, Ramarao Inguva, } "Nonlinear optical properties of composite materials", Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46792; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46792
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