Nonlinear Bragg mirror made from a silicon phthalocyanine/methyl methacrylate copolymer.

@article{Norwood1992NonlinearBM,
  title={Nonlinear Bragg mirror made from a silicon phthalocyanine/methyl methacrylate copolymer.},
  author={Rick Norwood and J R Sounik and David E Holcomb and J Popolo and D. Diane Swanson and R C Spitzer and G. Hansen},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={1992},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={577-9}
}
A nonlinear Bragg mirror based on saturably absorbing nonlinear-optical polymers is proposed and demonstrated. The saturable absorber is a copolymer of silicon phthalocyanine with methyl methacrylate, which exhibits its largest nonlinear absorption near 670 nm. A 23-layer stack was made by spin coating, with polymethyl methacrylate as the low-index layer, and the linear-optical performance was found to agree reasonably well with predictions based on a modified two-level model of the optical… CONTINUE READING