Abstract

We report on optical limiting of Q-switched Nd:YAG radiation at 532 nm in an f/5 defocusing geometry using liquid solutions of C60 in 1-chloronaphthalene. The nonlinear optical-limiting mechanism is C60 excited-state absorption and enhanced thermal lensing in the solvent. A limiting threshold energy of 65 nJ, corresponding to an incident fluence of ∼0.3 J/cm2 at the focus in the solution, was observed with a device absorption of 25%.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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