We numerically investigate counter-propagating beams in a one-dimensionally, periodic structure with non-instantaneous Kerr nonlinearity for the design of efficient optical limiters. The performance of the Photonic Band Gap optical limiter with different response times is compared with the instantaneous case. Dynamic range and the cutoff intensity can be improved over a range of relaxation times.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics