Nanosecond and picosecond laser limiting with highly nonlinear organic liquid cored fiber array

Iam-choon Khoo, M. V. Wood, Brett D. Guenther, P. H. Chen, M. Y. Shih

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Abstract

A new class of optical core materials that possess very broadband (400-700 nm) and large nonlinearities is presented. The fluid nature and the high optical nonlinearities of the isotropic-phase liquid crystals makes it possible to fabricate mm-thick fiber faceplates that could transmit good quality image, while serving as efficient optical limiters. These thin fiber arrays demonstrate optical limiting thresholds that are among the lowest of all the materials currently under investigation. They allow high operating dynamic range. Moreover, the core's liquid nature makes it capable of self-healing upon damage by the focused laser pulse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-49
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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