Tunable optical filters, modulators, and limiters using Stark-induced birefringence and dichroism

Pepper, David M.; Klein, M. B.
March 1986
Applied Physics Letters;3/3/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p567
Academic Journal
Novel electro-optic devices using the polarization-, intensity-, and frequency-dependent susceptibility of Stark-active gases have been analyzed and demonstrated, including all-optical limiter/cut-off devices, amplitude modulators, and tunable narrowband filters. The application of the system to other media (e.g., multiple quantum wells) and to the study of coherent optical transients is discussed.


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