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Optical power limiting is studied in multilayer systems where alternate layers exhibit nonlinear response. It is shown that the existence of optical limiting depends on the sign of the coupling of the Kerr nonlinearity. Approximate analytic results are found for single-layer systems, which suggest trends in the more complex multilayer systems.
Kahn, L. M. (1995). Optical power limiting in multilayer systems with nonlinear response. Physical Review B, 53(3), 1429-1437. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.53.1429
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.53.1429