Optical limiting in a periodic materials with relaxational nonlinearity

Xue Liu, Joseph W. Haus, M. S. Shahriar

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2696-2706
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 16 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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