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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 18478–18488

Metalloporphyrin polymer with temporally agile, broadband nonlinear absorption for optical limiting in the near infrared

Joel M. Hales, Matteo Cozzuol, Thomas E. O. Screen, Harry L. Anderson, and Joseph W. Perry  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 18478-18488 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.018478


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Abstract

A lead bis(ethynyl)porphyrin polymer possesses strong nonlinear absorption with unprecedented spectral/temporal coverage as a result of broad, overlapping two-photon and excited-state absorption bands with favorable excited-state dynamics. Consequently, this material exhibits effective optical limiting over a range of about 500 nm in the near infrared (ca. 1050–1600 nm) and for laser pulsewidths spanning from 75 fs to 40 ns. Introduction of the material in a waveguide device geometry results in a strong optical limiting response.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2009
Published: September 29, 2009

Citation
Joel M. Hales, Matteo Cozzuol, Thomas E. O. Screen, Harry L. Anderson, and Joseph W. Perry, "Metalloporphyrin polymer with temporally agile, broadband nonlinear absorption for optical limiting in the near infrared," Opt. Express 17, 18478-18488 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-21-18478


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