Effective optical nonlinearity of KNSBN:Ce crystal and its applications to continuous-wave optical limiting

John E. Malowicki, Chunping Zhang, Serey Thai, Qi W. Song

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Abstract

The effective optical nonlinearity n2 of a Ce-doped KNSBN crystal is measured by using the Z-scan method. The dependence of n2 on the illumination wavelength and polarization is characterized. An optical limiter for strong cw illumination is demonstrated, based on self-focusing and spatial self-phase-modulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2248-2253
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume34
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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