Optimization of reverse saturable absorber limiters

material requirements and design considerations

D. J. Hagan, T. Xia, Arthur Dogariu, A. A. Said, E. W. Van Stryland

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Abstract

Numerical beam-propagation simulations of optimized reverse-saturable absorption-based optical limiters are presented, where the depth of focus of the input beam is much smaller than the thickness of the nonlinear material. The optimization is achieved by allowing the molecular concentration to vary along the propagation path, allowing the entire length of the limiter to reach the maximum possible nonlinear absorption before eventual damage to the limiter. The analytic model originally derived by Miles is reviewed in detail to determine the design and performance of such limiters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-172
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume374
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1994Dec 1 1994

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Saturable absorbers
Limiters
absorbers
requirements
optimization
propagation
damage
simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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