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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1996
  • pp: 305–307

Optical power filter: a new kind of passive nonlinear-optical device

Sarang Medhekar, M. S. Sodha, and S. Konar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 305-307 (1996)

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We show the possibility of a new kind of passive nonlinear-optical device: an optical power filter made of graded-index single-mode fiber (SMF) and a nonlinear medium (NLM). It is shown that, only for a particular power, the mode in the SMF matches the mode in the NLM. The transmission coefficient from the NLM to the SMF is determined, and it is shown that a laser beam with a particular power can be filtered out.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 23, 1995
Published: February 15, 1996

Sarang Medhekar, M. S. Sodha, and S. Konar, "Optical power filter: a new kind of passive nonlinear-optical device," Opt. Lett. 21, 305-307 (1996)

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