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)