Effect of conjugation length on nonlinear optical parameters of anthraquinone dyes investigated using He–Ne laser operating in CW mode

Pramodini, S and Poornesh, P (2014) Effect of conjugation length on nonlinear optical parameters of anthraquinone dyes investigated using He–Ne laser operating in CW mode. Optics & LaserTechnology, 62. pp. 12-19.

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Abstract

We report the studies on third-order optical nonlinearity and optical limiting of anthraquinone dyes. Z-scan technique was employed to evaluate the nonlinear parameters such as nonlinear absorption coefficient βeff and nonlinear index of refraction n2. Continuous wave He–Ne laser was used as the source of excitation. The estimated values of βeff, n2 and χ(3) are oftheorderof10�3 cm/W,10�5esu and 10�7esu respectively. The presence of donor and acceptor groups in the structure results in increase in conjugation length. This resulted in the enhancement of nonlinear optical parameters values of the dye. Multiple diffraction rings were observed when the samples were exposed to laser beam due to thermal lensing. Dyes exhibited good optical limiting behaviour under the experimental conditions. The results indicate that the dyes investigated here are materialise as candidates for photonics device applications such as optical power limiters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthraquinonedyes CW laser Z-scan
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Physics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2014 06:17
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2014 06:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138989

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