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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1999
  • pp: 981–983

Light-controlled electro-optic power limiter with a Bi12SiO20 crystal

Junpeng Guo, Tallis Y. Chang, Ian McMichael, Jian Ma, and John H. Hong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 14, pp. 981-983 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000981


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Abstract

An optical power limiter is a self-actuating nonlinear optical device that transmits low-intensity light and blocks high-intensity light. A light-controlled electro-optic power limiter that uses a Bi12SiO20 crystal has been demonstrated. The threshold light intensity is determined by the control light and can be set to any desired level. The response time of the light-controlled electro-optic power limiter is of the order of 1 ms.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.5140) Materials : Photoconductive materials
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

Citation
Junpeng Guo, Tallis Y. Chang, Ian McMichael, Jian Ma, and John H. Hong, "Light-controlled electro-optic power limiter with a Bi12SiO20 crystal," Opt. Lett. 24, 981-983 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-14-981


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