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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2776–2778

Ultrafast all-optical shutter based on two-photon absorption

Marijn A. M. Versteegh and Jaap I. Dijkhuis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2776-2778 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002776


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Abstract

An ultrafast all-optical shutter is presented, based on a simple two-color, two-photon absorption technique. For time-resolved luminescence measurements, this shutter is an interesting alternative to the optical Kerr gate. The rejection efficiency is 99%; the switching-off and switching-on speeds are limited by the pulse length only; the rejection time is determined by the crystal slab thickness; and the bandwidth spans the entire visible spectrum. We show that our shutter can also be used for accurate measurement of group velocity inside a transparent material.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2011
Published: July 19, 2011

Citation
Marijn A. M. Versteegh and Jaap I. Dijkhuis, "Ultrafast all-optical shutter based on two-photon absorption," Opt. Lett. 36, 2776-2778 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2776


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