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16 December 1996 Low-power continuous-wave nonlinearity and all-optical switching in fullerene solution
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Abstract
Optical limiting behavior, which is generally observed with high peak power, short laser pulses in Fullerene solutions, can also be observed at low intensity with continuous wave irradiation by a He-Ne or Ar laser. The origin of the effect lies, like in the case of pulsed laser excitation, in a strong excited triplet state absorption. We use this effect to demonstrate various types of all-optical switching and optical bistability.
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F. Z. Henari and Werner J. Blau "Low-power continuous-wave nonlinearity and all-optical switching in fullerene solution", Proc. SPIE 2854, Fullerenes and Photonics III, (16 December 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262980
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