Nonlinear optical measurements of conducting copolymers of aniline under CW laser excitation

Pramodini, S and Poornesh, P (2015) Nonlinear optical measurements of conducting copolymers of aniline under CW laser excitation. Optical Materials, 46. pp. 186-194. ISSN 0925-3467

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Abstract

Synthesis and measurements of third-order optical nonlinearity and optical limiting of conducting copolymers of aniline are presented. Single beam z-scan technique was employed for the nonlinear optical studies. Continuous wave He–Ne laser operating at 633 nm was used as the source of excitation. Copolymer samples exhibited reverse saturable absorption (RSA) process. The nonlinear refraction studies depict that the copolymers exhibit self-defocusing property. The estimated values of beff, n2 and v(3) were found to be of the order of 10�2 cm/W, 10�5 esu and 10�7 esu respectively. Self-diffraction rings were observed due to refractive index change when exposed to the laser beam. A good optical limiting and clamping of power of �0.9mW and �0.05 mW was observed. Therefore, copolymers of aniline emerge as a potential candidate for photonic device applications

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copolymers of aniline CW laser Z-scan NLO Optical limiting Diffraction rings
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Physics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 06:27
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2015 08:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143114

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