Microsecond room-temperature optical bistability and crosstalk studies in ZnS and ZnSe interference filters with visible light and milliwatt powers

G. R. Olbright, Nasser N Peyghambarian, H. M. Gibbs, H. A. MacLeod, F. Van Milligen

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Abstract

ZnS and ZnSe interference filters exhibit fast switch-on times (10 and 50 μs, respectively) with milliwatt powers at room temperature. The nonlinearity in the refractive index is found to result from heating by absorption. Crosstalk between two light beams is negligible for separations exceeding 20 μm with 7.7-μm beam diameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1033
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

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Microsecond room-temperature optical bistability and crosstalk studies in ZnS and ZnSe interference filters with visible light and milliwatt powers. / Olbright, G. R.; Peyghambarian, Nasser N; Gibbs, H. M.; MacLeod, H. A.; Van Milligen, F.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 45, No. 10, 1984, p. 1031-1033.

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