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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 2007–2018

One-dimensional photonic crystal optical limiter

Boon Yi Soon, Joseph W. Haus, Michael Scalora, and Concita Sibilia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 2007-2018 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.002007


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Abstract

We explore a new passive optical limiter design using transverse modulation instability in the one-dimensional photonic crystal (PC) using χ(3) materials. The performance of PC optical limiters strongly depends on the choice of the materials and the geometry and it improves as the duration of the incident pulse is extended. PC optical limiter performance is compared with that of a device made from homogeneous material. We identify three criteria for benchmarking the PC optical limiter. We also include a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of PC optical limiters for real world applications.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

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History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

Citation
Boon Yi Soon, Joseph Haus, Michael Scalora, and Concita Sibilia, "One-dimensional photonic crystal optical limiter," Opt. Express 11, 2007-2018 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-17-2007


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