Optical Limiting Properties of Metallo-Dielectric PBG Structures

M.C. Larciprete, C. Sibilia, S. Paoloni, M. Bertolotti, F. Sarto, M. Scalora

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In this work we investigated the nonlinear optical properties of a one-dimensional, transparent metallo-dielecrtic photonic band gap structure. Specifically, we consider multilayer samples having a nonlinear material as a component. We chose ZnO due to its transparency in the visible region and to its well known optical nonlinearity. By means of dual ion beam sputtering technique we realized a four period sample where the single period consists of ZnO (109 nm) and Ag layers (17 nm). Sample structure was opportunely designed in order to achieve high nonlinear optical response. A Q-switched frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser has been used in order to investigate the transmissivc properties of the sample under high light intensities. A transmission decrease of approximately 50% was found for a maximum incident light intensity of 2 GW/cm2.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …


ConferencePhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/03 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Larciprete, M. C., Sibilia, C., Paoloni, S., Bertolotti, M., Sarto, F., & Scalora, M. (2003). Optical Limiting Properties of Metallo-Dielectric PBG Structures. Paper presented at Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices, United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.479816