Abstract

We show experimental and theoretical results for enhancement of nonlinear transmission (NT) in moderate finesse cavities filled with nonlinear organic materials (NLOM). Our design for enhancement of nonlinear transmission using micro NLOM cavities compared with reference samples of the same material show that single cavities can enhance the nonlinear response by a factor of 10 or greater under high-absorption conditions. Further enhancement can be achieved in multiple-cavity structures. Other advantages of the cavity structures for nonlinear transmission, such as a higher damage threshold and a broader NT band, are also discussed. Our initial experimental results show a threefold reduction in the nonlinear threshold fluence in a single cavity device compared directly to an identical sample without mirrors, in qualitative agreement with our calculations.

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2007 (1)

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Mechanism of all-optical spin-dependent polarization switching in semiconductors quantum well Bragg structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 18116 (2007).

2006 (3)

N. H. Kwong, Z. S. Yang, D. T. Nguyen, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures,” Proc. SPIE 6130, 61300A (2006).
[CrossRef]

H. Pan, W. Chen, Y. P. Feng, W. Ji, and J. Lin, “Optical limiting properties of metal nanowires,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 223106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, N. Mattiucci, G. D'Aguanno, M. Larciprete, and M. J. Bloemer, “Nonlinear pulse propagation in one-dimensional metal-dielectric multilayer stack: ultrawide bandwidth optical limiting,” Phys. Rev. E 73, 016603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. Venkatram and D. N. Rao, “Nonlinear absorption, scattering and optical limiting studies of CdS nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 13, 867-872 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

C. Khoo, A. Diaz, and J. Ding, “Nonlinear-absorbing fiber array for large-dynamic-range optical limiting application against intense short laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1234-1240 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (4)

2001 (1)

M. Hanack, T. Schneider, M. Barthel, J. S. Shirk, S. R. Flom, and R. G. S. Pong, “Indium phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines for optical limiting,” Coord. Chem. Rev. 219-221, 235-258 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548-2551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

M. J. Miller, A. G. Mott, and B. P. Ketchel, “General optical limiting requirements,” Proc. SPIE 3472, 24-29 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

J. S. Shirk, R. G. S. Pong, S. R. Flom, F. J. Bartoli, M. E. Boylez, and A. W. Snow, “Lead phthalocyanine reverse saturable absorption optical limiters,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 701-707(1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368-1371 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

L. W. Tutt and T. F. Boggess, “A review of optical limiting mechanisms and devices using organics, fullerenes, semiconductors and other materials,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 17, 299-338 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

J. Danckaert, K. Fobeletes, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, and R. Reinisch, “Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures,” Phys. Rev. B 44, 8214-8225 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

J. Danckaert, H. Thienpont, I. Veretennicoff, M. Haelterman, and P. Mandel “Self-consistent stationary description of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot,” Opt. Commun. 71, 317-322 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

1987 (1)

Agrawal, G. S.

Barlow, S.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barthel, M.

M. Hanack, T. Schneider, M. Barthel, J. S. Shirk, S. R. Flom, and R. G. S. Pong, “Indium phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines for optical limiting,” Coord. Chem. Rev. 219-221, 235-258 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bartoli, F. J.

J. S. Shirk, R. G. S. Pong, S. R. Flom, F. J. Bartoli, M. E. Boylez, and A. W. Snow, “Lead phthalocyanine reverse saturable absorption optical limiters,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 701-707(1996).
[CrossRef]

Bennink, R. S.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. Boyd, “Enhancement of the nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bertolotti, M.

M. C. Lacripete, C. Sibillia, S. Paoloni, M. Bertolotti, F. Sarto, and M. Scalora, “Accessing the optical limiting properties of metallo-dielectric photonics band gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 5013-5017 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Binder, R.

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Mechanism of all-optical spin-dependent polarization switching in semiconductors quantum well Bragg structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 18116 (2007).

N. H. Kwong, Z. S. Yang, D. T. Nguyen, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures,” Proc. SPIE 6130, 61300A (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, R. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, “Optical limiting in Bragg-space quantum wells structures,” in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA18.

Bloemer, M. J.

M. Scalora, N. Mattiucci, G. D'Aguanno, M. Larciprete, and M. J. Bloemer, “Nonlinear pulse propagation in one-dimensional metal-dielectric multilayer stack: ultrawide bandwidth optical limiting,” Phys. Rev. E 73, 016603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368-1371 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Boggess, T. F.

L. W. Tutt and T. F. Boggess, “A review of optical limiting mechanisms and devices using organics, fullerenes, semiconductors and other materials,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 17, 299-338 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bohel, A.

K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bowden, C. M.

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368-1371 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. Boyd, “Enhancement of the nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Boylez, M. E.

J. S. Shirk, R. G. S. Pong, S. R. Flom, F. J. Bartoli, M. E. Boylez, and A. W. Snow, “Lead phthalocyanine reverse saturable absorption optical limiters,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 701-707(1996).
[CrossRef]

Cammack, K.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chen, P.

P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548-2551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chen, W.

H. Pan, W. Chen, Y. P. Feng, W. Ji, and J. Lin, “Optical limiting properties of metal nanowires,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 223106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, W. Z.

K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chin, K. C.

K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chong, G. L.

K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D'Aguanno, G.

M. Scalora, N. Mattiucci, G. D'Aguanno, M. Larciprete, and M. J. Bloemer, “Nonlinear pulse propagation in one-dimensional metal-dielectric multilayer stack: ultrawide bandwidth optical limiting,” Phys. Rev. E 73, 016603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Danckaert, J.

J. Danckaert, K. Fobeletes, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, and R. Reinisch, “Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures,” Phys. Rev. B 44, 8214-8225 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Danckaert, H. Thienpont, I. Veretennicoff, M. Haelterman, and P. Mandel “Self-consistent stationary description of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot,” Opt. Commun. 71, 317-322 (1989).
[CrossRef]

DeCristofano, B. S.

Devulapalli, J.

Diaz, A.

Ding, J.

Dowling, J. P.

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368-1371 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Elim, H. I.

K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Feng, Y. P.

H. Pan, W. Chen, Y. P. Feng, W. Ji, and J. Lin, “Optical limiting properties of metal nanowires,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 223106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Flom, S. R.

M. Hanack, T. Schneider, M. Barthel, J. S. Shirk, S. R. Flom, and R. G. S. Pong, “Indium phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines for optical limiting,” Coord. Chem. Rev. 219-221, 235-258 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Shirk, R. G. S. Pong, S. R. Flom, F. J. Bartoli, M. E. Boylez, and A. W. Snow, “Lead phthalocyanine reverse saturable absorption optical limiters,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 701-707(1996).
[CrossRef]

Fobeletes, K.

J. Danckaert, K. Fobeletes, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, and R. Reinisch, “Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures,” Phys. Rev. B 44, 8214-8225 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Fuentes-Hernandez, C.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gopinath, P.

Gupta, D.

Haelterman, M.

J. Danckaert, H. Thienpont, I. Veretennicoff, M. Haelterman, and P. Mandel “Self-consistent stationary description of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot,” Opt. Commun. 71, 317-322 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Hagan, D. J.

Hanack, M.

M. Hanack, T. Schneider, M. Barthel, J. S. Shirk, S. R. Flom, and R. G. S. Pong, “Indium phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines for optical limiting,” Coord. Chem. Rev. 219-221, 235-258 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Haus, J. W.

Ji, W.

H. Pan, W. Chen, Y. P. Feng, W. Ji, and J. Lin, “Optical limiting properties of metal nanowires,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 223106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548-2551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ketchel, B. P.

M. J. Miller, A. G. Mott, and B. P. Ketchel, “General optical limiting requirements,” Proc. SPIE 3472, 24-29 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Khoo, C.

Kimball, B. R.

Kippelen, B.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kumar, B. A.

Kwong, N. H.

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Mechanism of all-optical spin-dependent polarization switching in semiconductors quantum well Bragg structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 18116 (2007).

N. H. Kwong, Z. S. Yang, D. T. Nguyen, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures,” Proc. SPIE 6130, 61300A (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, R. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, “Optical limiting in Bragg-space quantum wells structures,” in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA18.

Lacripete, M. C.

M. C. Lacripete, C. Sibillia, S. Paoloni, M. Bertolotti, F. Sarto, and M. Scalora, “Accessing the optical limiting properties of metallo-dielectric photonics band gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 5013-5017 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Laghumavarapu, R. B.

Larciprete, M.

M. Scalora, N. Mattiucci, G. D'Aguanno, M. Larciprete, and M. J. Bloemer, “Nonlinear pulse propagation in one-dimensional metal-dielectric multilayer stack: ultrawide bandwidth optical limiting,” Phys. Rev. E 73, 016603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lepeshkin, N. N.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. Boyd, “Enhancement of the nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lin, J.

H. Pan, W. Chen, Y. P. Feng, W. Ji, and J. Lin, “Optical limiting properties of metal nanowires,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 223106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548-2551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mandel, P.

J. Danckaert, H. Thienpont, I. Veretennicoff, M. Haelterman, and P. Mandel “Self-consistent stationary description of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot,” Opt. Commun. 71, 317-322 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Mansour, K.

Marder, S. R.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Matsumoto, K.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mattiucci, N.

M. Scalora, N. Mattiucci, G. D'Aguanno, M. Larciprete, and M. J. Bloemer, “Nonlinear pulse propagation in one-dimensional metal-dielectric multilayer stack: ultrawide bandwidth optical limiting,” Phys. Rev. E 73, 016603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Meredith, G.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Miller, M. J.

M. J. Miller, A. G. Mott, and B. P. Ketchel, “General optical limiting requirements,” Proc. SPIE 3472, 24-29 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mott, A. G.

M. J. Miller, A. G. Mott, and B. P. Ketchel, “General optical limiting requirements,” Proc. SPIE 3472, 24-29 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nakashima, M.

Nampoori, V. P. N.

Nguyen, D. T.

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Mechanism of all-optical spin-dependent polarization switching in semiconductors quantum well Bragg structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 18116 (2007).

N. H. Kwong, Z. S. Yang, D. T. Nguyen, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures,” Proc. SPIE 6130, 61300A (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, R. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, “Optical limiting in Bragg-space quantum wells structures,” in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA18.

Norwood, R.

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, R. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, “Optical limiting in Bragg-space quantum wells structures,” in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA18.

Pan, H.

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M. C. Lacripete, C. Sibillia, S. Paoloni, M. Bertolotti, F. Sarto, and M. Scalora, “Accessing the optical limiting properties of metallo-dielectric photonics band gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 5013-5017 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Peyghambarian, N.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, R. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, “Optical limiting in Bragg-space quantum wells structures,” in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA18.

Phillip, R.

Piredda, G.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. Boyd, “Enhancement of the nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pong, R. G. S.

M. Hanack, T. Schneider, M. Barthel, J. S. Shirk, S. R. Flom, and R. G. S. Pong, “Indium phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines for optical limiting,” Coord. Chem. Rev. 219-221, 235-258 (2001).
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J. S. Shirk, R. G. S. Pong, S. R. Flom, F. J. Bartoli, M. E. Boylez, and A. W. Snow, “Lead phthalocyanine reverse saturable absorption optical limiters,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 701-707(1996).
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Rao, D.

Rao, D. N.

Reinisch, R.

J. Danckaert, K. Fobeletes, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, and R. Reinisch, “Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures,” Phys. Rev. B 44, 8214-8225 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Sarto, F.

M. C. Lacripete, C. Sibillia, S. Paoloni, M. Bertolotti, F. Sarto, and M. Scalora, “Accessing the optical limiting properties of metallo-dielectric photonics band gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 5013-5017 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Scalora, M.

M. Scalora, N. Mattiucci, G. D'Aguanno, M. Larciprete, and M. J. Bloemer, “Nonlinear pulse propagation in one-dimensional metal-dielectric multilayer stack: ultrawide bandwidth optical limiting,” Phys. Rev. E 73, 016603 (2006).
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M. C. Lacripete, C. Sibillia, S. Paoloni, M. Bertolotti, F. Sarto, and M. Scalora, “Accessing the optical limiting properties of metallo-dielectric photonics band gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 5013-5017 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368-1371 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Schneider, T.

M. Hanack, T. Schneider, M. Barthel, J. S. Shirk, S. R. Flom, and R. G. S. Pong, “Indium phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines for optical limiting,” Coord. Chem. Rev. 219-221, 235-258 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Schweinsberg, A.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. Boyd, “Enhancement of the nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shirk, J. S.

M. Hanack, T. Schneider, M. Barthel, J. S. Shirk, S. R. Flom, and R. G. S. Pong, “Indium phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines for optical limiting,” Coord. Chem. Rev. 219-221, 235-258 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Shirk, R. G. S. Pong, S. R. Flom, F. J. Bartoli, M. E. Boylez, and A. W. Snow, “Lead phthalocyanine reverse saturable absorption optical limiters,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 701-707(1996).
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Sibillia, C.

M. C. Lacripete, C. Sibillia, S. Paoloni, M. Bertolotti, F. Sarto, and M. Scalora, “Accessing the optical limiting properties of metallo-dielectric photonics band gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 5013-5017 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Smirl, A. L.

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Mechanism of all-optical spin-dependent polarization switching in semiconductors quantum well Bragg structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 18116 (2007).

N. H. Kwong, Z. S. Yang, D. T. Nguyen, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures,” Proc. SPIE 6130, 61300A (2006).
[CrossRef]

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J. S. Shirk, R. G. S. Pong, S. R. Flom, F. J. Bartoli, M. E. Boylez, and A. W. Snow, “Lead phthalocyanine reverse saturable absorption optical limiters,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 701-707(1996).
[CrossRef]

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Soon, B. Y.

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K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548-2551 (1999).
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P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548-2551 (1999).
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J. Danckaert, H. Thienpont, I. Veretennicoff, M. Haelterman, and P. Mandel “Self-consistent stationary description of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot,” Opt. Commun. 71, 317-322 (1989).
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J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
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Van Stryland, E. W.

Venkatram, N.

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J. Danckaert, K. Fobeletes, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, and R. Reinisch, “Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures,” Phys. Rev. B 44, 8214-8225 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Danckaert, H. Thienpont, I. Veretennicoff, M. Haelterman, and P. Mandel “Self-consistent stationary description of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot,” Opt. Commun. 71, 317-322 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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J. Danckaert, K. Fobeletes, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, and R. Reinisch, “Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures,” Phys. Rev. B 44, 8214-8225 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Walker, G. A.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wu, P.

Wu, X.

P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548-2551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Y. Y.

Yamamoto, M.

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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N. H. Kwong, Z. S. Yang, D. T. Nguyen, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures,” Proc. SPIE 6130, 61300A (2006).
[CrossRef]

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P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Layered Media, Pure and Applied Optics (Wiley, 1988).

Adv. Mater. (1)

J. Thomas, C. Fuentes-Hernandez, M. Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. A. Walker, S. Barlow, B. Kippelen, G. Meredith, S. R. Marder, and N. Peyghambarian, “Bis-triarylamine polymer-based composites for photorefractive applications,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2032 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Mechanism of all-optical spin-dependent polarization switching in semiconductors quantum well Bragg structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 18116 (2007).

H. Pan, W. Chen, Y. P. Feng, W. Ji, and J. Lin, “Optical limiting properties of metal nanowires,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 223106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. C. Chin, A. Bohel, W. Z. Chen, H. I. Elim, W. Ji, G. L. Chong, C. H. Sow, and A. T. S. Wee, “Gold and silver coated carbon nanotubes: an improved broad-band optical limiter,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 409, 85-88 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Coord. Chem. Rev. (1)

M. Hanack, T. Schneider, M. Barthel, J. S. Shirk, S. R. Flom, and R. G. S. Pong, “Indium phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines for optical limiting,” Coord. Chem. Rev. 219-221, 235-258 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

M. C. Lacripete, C. Sibillia, S. Paoloni, M. Bertolotti, F. Sarto, and M. Scalora, “Accessing the optical limiting properties of metallo-dielectric photonics band gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 5013-5017 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Danckaert, H. Thienpont, I. Veretennicoff, M. Haelterman, and P. Mandel “Self-consistent stationary description of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot,” Opt. Commun. 71, 317-322 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

J. Danckaert, K. Fobeletes, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, and R. Reinisch, “Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures,” Phys. Rev. B 44, 8214-8225 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

M. Scalora, N. Mattiucci, G. D'Aguanno, M. Larciprete, and M. J. Bloemer, “Nonlinear pulse propagation in one-dimensional metal-dielectric multilayer stack: ultrawide bandwidth optical limiting,” Phys. Rev. E 73, 016603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. Boyd, “Enhancement of the nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548-2551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368-1371 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (2)

N. H. Kwong, Z. S. Yang, D. T. Nguyen, R. Binder, and A. L. Smirl, “Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures,” Proc. SPIE 6130, 61300A (2006).
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[CrossRef]

Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

J. S. Shirk, R. G. S. Pong, S. R. Flom, F. J. Bartoli, M. E. Boylez, and A. W. Snow, “Lead phthalocyanine reverse saturable absorption optical limiters,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 701-707(1996).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Layered Media, Pure and Applied Optics (Wiley, 1988).

D. T. Nguyen, N. H. Kwong, R. Binder, R. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, “Optical limiting in Bragg-space quantum wells structures,” in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA18.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Normalized nonlinear transmission of a single cavity (circles) and a mirorrless sample (squares) of 53 μm of PbPC-doped PATPD. The damage threshold is indicated for both structures.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Mirror reflectivity, M1 (solid curve) and M2 (dashed curve).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Scheme for calculation of the light fields by TMM.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Linear transmission of C0 (solid curve) and C1M2 (dotted curve).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Nonlinear transmission C0 (solid curve), C1M1 (dashed curve), and C1M2 (dotted curve) with peak absorption of α peak L = 2 .

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Sample of multiple cavities structures with six cavities (C6) filled with three different nonlinear absorbers.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Linear (dotted curve) and nonlinear transmission (solid curve) of C6.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Nonlinear transmission of C1 (solid curve), C1M2 (dashed curve) and C2M2 (dotted curve).

Equations (6)

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( E ( + ) ( z 0 ) E ( ) ( z 0 ) ) = ( M 11 M 12 M 21 M 22 ) ( E ( + ) ( z 2 + ) E ( ) ( z 2 + ) ) ,
r = E ( ) ( z 0 + ) E ( + ) ( z 0 + ) | E ( ) ( z 2 + ) = 0 = M 21 M 11 , t = E ( + ) ( z 2 + ) E ( + ) ( z 0 + ) | E ( ) ( z 2 + ) = 0 = 1 M 11 .
( E ( + ) ( z 0 ) E ( ) ( z 0 ) ) = 1 2 n 0 ( n 0 + n 1 n 0 n 1 n 0 n 1 n 0 + n 1 ) ( E ( + ) ( z 0 + ) E ( ) ( z 0 + ) ) = 1 2 n 0 ( n 0 + n 1 n 0 n 1 n 0 n 1 n 0 + n 1 ) ( e i k 0 n 1 d 1 0 0 e - i k 0 n 1 d 1 ) ( E ( + ) ( z 1 ) E ( ) ( z 1 ) ) .
B ( n 1 | n r ) = 1 2 n l ( n l + n r n l n r n l n r n l + n r ) ,
A ( n , d ) = ( e i k 0 n d 0 0 e i k 0 n d ) ,
( E ( + ) ( z 0 ) E ( ) ( z 0 ) ) = B ( n 0 | n 1 ) A ( n 1 , d 1 ) B ( n 1 | n 2 ) A ( n 2 , d 2 ) B ( n 2 | n 0 ) ( E ( + ) ( z 2 + ) E ( ) ( z 2 + ) ) .

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