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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1643–1645

Nonlinear-optical Christiansen filter as an optical power limiter

George L. Fischer, Robert W. Boyd, Thomas R. Moore, and J. E. Sipe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 1643-1645 (1996)

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We have constructed an optical power limiter based on nonlinear induced scattering in a cell containing crushed glass and a mixture of acetone and carbon disulfide. For 30-ps-long laser pulses the transmitted energy saturates at a value of 6 μJ. We also present the results of a theoretical modeling study that shows how the operating characteristics of such a device can be optimized.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 28, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996

George L. Fischer, Robert W. Boyd, J. E. Sipe, and Thomas R. Moore, "Nonlinear-optical Christiansen filter as an optical power limiter," Opt. Lett. 21, 1643-1645 (1996)

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