All-optical power limiting of CO2 laser pulses using cascaded optical bistable elements

A. C. Walker, A. K. Kar, Wei Ji, U. Keller, S. D. Smith

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Abstract

We report the first all-optical power limiter based on cascaded InSb étalons. The power limiting effect is due to a dispersive nonlinearity in InSb at room temperature as a result of generation of free carriers through two-photon absorption of 10 µm radiation. The efficiency and dynamic range of this all-optical circuit are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-685
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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Walker, A. C. ; Kar, A. K. ; Ji, Wei ; Keller, U. ; Smith, S. D. / All-optical power limiting of CO2 laser pulses using cascaded optical bistable elements. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1986 ; Vol. 48, No. 11. pp. 683-685.
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All-optical power limiting of CO2 laser pulses using cascaded optical bistable elements. / Walker, A. C.; Kar, A. K.; Ji, Wei; Keller, U.; Smith, S. D.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 48, No. 11, 1986, p. 683-685.

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