OPTICAL LIMITING WITH C60 AND OTHER FULLERENES

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Authors
  1. Vincent, D.
  2. Cruickshank, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
In view of a possible application in optical limiting devices for protection against laser radiation, at the Defence Research Establishment Valcartier we have studied the nonlinear transmision properties of fullerenes. The study involved C60, C70, C76, C84, several derivatives of C60, and a variety of solvents. The nonlinear measurements were made with 7-ns pulses at 532 nm from a Nd:YAG laser. For optical limiting applications, solutions of C60 yielded better results than the other fullerenes, with a solution of C60 in chlorobenzene being marginally the best.
Keywords
Optical limiters;Eye protection;Eyesafe lasers;Fullerenes;Nonlinear optics;Carbon Particle Suspension (CBS)
Date of publication
20 Oct 1997
Number of Pages
5
Reprinted from
Applied Optics, vol 36, no 30, 1997, p 7794-7798
DSTKIM No
98-00134
CANDIS No
506839
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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