Third-order nonlinear optical response of Indigo Carmine under 633nm excitation for nonlinear optical applications

Pramodini, S and Poornesh, P (2014) Third-order nonlinear optical response of Indigo Carmine under 633nm excitation for nonlinear optical applications. Optics & LaserTechnology, 63. pp. 114-119. ISSN 0030-3992

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Abstract

We report thermally induced third-order nonlinearity and optical limiting behaviour of Indigo Carmine dye. Z-scan technique was used to determine the sign and magnitude of absorptive and refractive nonlinearities. Continuous wave (CW) He-Ne laser operating at 633 nm was used as source of excitation. In open aperture z-scan experiments, samples exhibited reverse saturable absorption (RSA) process. For closed aperture z-scan experiments, samples revealed self-defocusing property. The presence of donor and acceptor groups in the structure increases the conjugation length and in turn increases the optical nonlinearity. Induced self-diffraction rings pattern was recorded for the samples and it is attributed to refractive index change and thermal lensing. Also, optical limiting and clamping studies were carried out for various input power. Optical clamping of about ~ 1 mW was observed. This endorses that the dye under investigation is a positive candidate for opto-electronic and photonic applications

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigo Carmine, Z-scan, NLO, Optical limiting, diffraction rings.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Physics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 09:47
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 09:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139539

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