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Title: Optical limiting device and method of preparation thereof

Abstract

Optical limiting device and method of preparation thereof. The optical limiting device includes a transparent substrate and at least one homogeneous layer of an RSA material in polyvinylbutyral attached to the substrate. The device may be produced by preparing a solution of an RSA material, preferably a metallophthalocyanine complex, and a solution of polyvinylbutyral, and then mixing the two solutions together to remove air bubbles. The resulting solution is layered onto the substrate and the solvent is evaporated. The method can be used to produce a dual tandem optical limiting device.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Santa Clara, CA
  3. Santa Fe, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
875064
Patent Number(s):
6522447
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; limiting; device; method; preparation; transparent; substrate; homogeneous; layer; rsa; material; polyvinylbutyral; attached; produced; preparing; solution; metallophthalocyanine; complex; mixing; solutions; remove; air; bubbles; resulting; layered; solvent; evaporated; produce; dual; tandem; transparent substrate; /359/252/

Citation Formats

Wang, Hsing-Lin, Xu, Su, and McBranch, Duncan W. Optical limiting device and method of preparation thereof. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Wang, Hsing-Lin, Xu, Su, & McBranch, Duncan W. Optical limiting device and method of preparation thereof. United States.
Wang, Hsing-Lin, Xu, Su, and McBranch, Duncan W. Wed . "Optical limiting device and method of preparation thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875064.
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