Optical power limiting and stabilization using a two-photon absorbing neat liquid crystal in isotropic phase

Guang S. He, Tzu Chau Lin, Paras N. Prasad, Chih Chien Cho, Liang Jye Yu

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Abstract

Optical power limiting and stabilization performance using a neat liquid crystal as an intrinsic two-photon-absorbing medium were demonstrated. The nonlinear optical properties and the effective two-photon absorption coefficient of this liquid crystal in its isotropic phase were presented. Good optical limiting and stabilization performance with this nonlinear material were obtained using ∼815-nm and ∼5-ns laser pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4717-4719
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume82
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2003

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