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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1993
  • pp: 775–777

Optical limiting by chemically enhanced bacteriorhodopsin films

Q. Wang Song, Chungping Zhang, Richard Gross, and Robert Birge  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 775-777 (1993)

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The optical limiting properties of a thin film (~150 μm) of chemically enhanced bacteriorhodopsin under cw laser illumination is investigated. The effective nonlinearity n2 of the film is measured with the z-scan method. Anomalous absorption at different wavelengths as a function of illumination intensity is observed.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 21, 1992
Published: May 15, 1993

Q. Wang Song, Richard Gross, Robert Birge, and Chungping Zhang, "Optical limiting by chemically enhanced bacteriorhodopsin films," Opt. Lett. 18, 775-777 (1993)

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