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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1173–1175

Beam coupling induced transparency in a bacteriorhodopsin-based saturable absorber

Aviad Peda'el, Ron Daisy, Moshe Horowitz, and Baruch Fischer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 1173-1175 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001173


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Abstract

The nonlinear coupling of two beams in a saturable absorber is shown to cause a strong enhancement of the beams' transmissivity. An analysis of this beam-coupling effect and its experimental demonstration with bacteriorhodopsin are given.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

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Aviad Peda'el, Ron Daisy, Moshe Horowitz, and Baruch Fischer, "Beam coupling induced transparency in a bacteriorhodopsin-based saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 23, 1173-1175 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-15-1173


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