Toward the development of solid-state optical limiting devices

S. Xu, H. L. Wang, A. Malko, R. Kohlman, L. Smilowitz, Victor I Klimov, D. W. McBranch

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Abstract

We present our advances toward the development of high-performance solid-state optical limiting devices using reverse saturable absorption (RSA) dyes doped into optical host materials. Femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy was employed to determine both the spectral regions of strong RSA, and the singlet-triplet excited-state dynamics. The optical limiting in the visible spectrum in both metallo-phthalocyanines and metallo-porphyrins is due to a combination of singlet and triplet RSA. Optical limiting performance was studied for RSA dyes in dual tandem limiters (both in solution and solid-state). Our best results in the solid-state yielded an attenuation of 400×, and a damage threshold of up to several mJ at f/5 focusing. The optical limiting at f/5 is further enhanced, particularly in the solid-state, by self-focusing thermal nonlinearities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages76-84
Number of pages9
Volume3798
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Power-Limiting Materials and Devices - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1999Jul 22 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 Power-Limiting Materials and Devices
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period7/21/997/22/99

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solid state
Dyes
dyes
Limiters
Porphyrins
self focusing
optical materials
yield point
visible spectrum
Absorption spectroscopy
Excited states
porphyrins
absorption spectroscopy
attenuation
nonlinearity
excitation
Hot Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Xu, S., Wang, H. L., Malko, A., Kohlman, R., Smilowitz, L., Klimov, V. I., & McBranch, D. W. (1999). Toward the development of solid-state optical limiting devices. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3798, pp. 76-84). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Toward the development of solid-state optical limiting devices. / Xu, S.; Wang, H. L.; Malko, A.; Kohlman, R.; Smilowitz, L.; Klimov, Victor I; McBranch, D. W.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3798 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999. p. 76-84.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Xu, S, Wang, HL, Malko, A, Kohlman, R, Smilowitz, L, Klimov, VI & McBranch, DW 1999, Toward the development of solid-state optical limiting devices. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3798, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 76-84, Proceedings of the 1999 Power-Limiting Materials and Devices, Denver, CO, USA, 7/21/99.
Xu S, Wang HL, Malko A, Kohlman R, Smilowitz L, Klimov VI et al. Toward the development of solid-state optical limiting devices. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3798. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1999. p. 76-84
Xu, S. ; Wang, H. L. ; Malko, A. ; Kohlman, R. ; Smilowitz, L. ; Klimov, Victor I ; McBranch, D. W. / Toward the development of solid-state optical limiting devices. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3798 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999. pp. 76-84
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