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Optical Devices Utilizing Nonlinear Organic Materials

  • J. R. Davy
  • S. R. Rees
  • J. Staromlynska
  • J. A. Hermann
  • M. P. Gillyon
  • T. J. McKay
  • P. B. Chapple

Abstract

Research into novel optical devices at DSTO has featured the use of materials which exhibit large optical nonlinearities. This research activity can be loosely subdivided into (a) the development of both single and multiple stage tunable electro-optic filters for applications such as laser bathymetry (measurement of ocean depth), laser warners and laser anti-dazzle filters, and (b) the investigation of passive optical power limiters designed to protect viewing devices from the various possible harmful effects of laser irradiation.

Keywords

Nematic Liquid Crystal Lithium Niobate Contrast Ratio Free Spectral Range Excited State Absorption 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Davy
    • 1
  • S. R. Rees
    • 1
  • J. Staromlynska
    • 1
  • J. A. Hermann
    • 1
  • M. P. Gillyon
    • 1
  • T. J. McKay
    • 1
  • P. B. Chapple
    • 1
  1. 1.DSTO Land, Space and Optoelectronics DivisionDept of DefenceSalisburyAustralia

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