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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2696–2706

Optical limiting in a periodic materials with relaxational nonlinearity

Xue Liu, Joseph W. Haus, and M. S. Shahriar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2696-2706 (2009)

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We numerically investigate counter-propagating beams in a one-dimensionally, periodic structure with non-instantaneous Kerr nonlinearity for the design of efficient optical limiters. The performance of the Photonic Band Gap optical limiter with different response times is compared with the instantaneous case. Dynamic range and the cutoff intensity can be improved over a range of relaxation times.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2009
Published: February 10, 2009

Xue Liu, Joseph W. Haus, and M. S. Shahriar, "Optical limiting in a periodic materials with relaxational nonlinearity," Opt. Express 17, 2696-2706 (2009)

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