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Optic Laser Material

  1. Jul 21, 2015 #1
    I am looking for group of material that behaves according to the following:

    When a certain laser light passes perpendicular to the surface of the material it enters and exits unimpeded

    However, when another laser light (with direction parallel to the surface) enters the material, the perpendicular laser light is blocked

    Any help on what type of material is this? (e.g. semiconductor polarizer, photonic crystal, high Raman gain material, i don't know really)

    Thanks in Advance!
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  3. Jul 21, 2015 #2
  4. Jul 25, 2015 #3
    Thank you for the response Dr. Courtney, can optical coating make the above properties dynamic, meaning when number (2) of the above is switch off we recover number (1), then back again.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2015
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