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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2002
  • pp: 2944–2946

Optical limiting studies in a carbon-black suspension for subnanosecond and subpicosecond laser pulses

Denis Vincent, Stéphane Petit, and See Leang Chin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 15, pp. 2944-2946 (2002)

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This paper presents results of measurements of short (0.3 ps, 0.2 ns, and 10 ns) laser pulse transmissions through a liquid suspension of fine carbon particles (named CBS for “carbon-black suspension”) at input-pulse energies up to 10 mJ. The 10-ns pulses came from a Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm, and the shorter pulses came from a Ti:sapphire laser at 800 nm. Limiting was observed with the 10-ns and the 0.2-ns laser pulses, but the 0.3-ps pulses produced white light and underwent the same level of attenuation in the solvent and in the CBS.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3360) Lasers and laser optics : Laser safety and eye protection
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2002
Published: May 20, 2002

Denis Vincent, Stéphane Petit, and See Leang Chin, "Optical limiting studies in a carbon-black suspension for subnanosecond and subpicosecond laser pulses," Appl. Opt. 41, 2944-2946 (2002)

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