Transmission from a strongly nonlinear material incorporated into monolithic and nanolayered polymer thin films are compared. When the laser wavelength approaches the bandgap, the nanolayered films transmit less than monoliths as excitation fluence is increased.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
S. R. Flom, J. S. Shirk, R. G. Pong, M. J. Wiggins, R. S. Lepkowicz, A. Renade, H. Tai, E. Baer, and A. Hiltner, " Nonlinear transmission of 1D photonic crystal polymers," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WA5.