An investigation of third‑order nonlinear optical and limiting properties of spray pyrolysis‑deposited Co:CdS nanostructures for optoelectronics

Kulkarni, Suresh D (2020) An investigation of third‑order nonlinear optical and limiting properties of spray pyrolysis‑deposited Co:CdS nanostructures for optoelectronics. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 126. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0947-8396

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Abstract

Cobalt (Co)-doped CdS thin flms were deposited and successfully grown by the chemical reactive spray pyrolysis technique with diferent Co-doping levels [(Cd1−xCoxS) in ‘x’ ratios of 0.00, 0.01, 0.05 and 0.1 wt%] on heated glass substrates at 350 °C. The efect of Co content on nonlinear optical (NLO) properties was investigated by the DPSS continuous wave laser at 532 nm using the Z-scan technique. Powder-XRD analysis confrms the samples that have cubic structure with no impurity phases. The energy gap (Eg) of the prepared flms was estimated and was found to be decreased by 2%, i.e., in the range from 2.50 to 2.30 eV. The room-temperature photoluminescence spectra were recorded at λexc=275 nm and an intense blue emissions were observed at 430±15 nm for undoped CdS and Co:CdS flms. The Z-scan result reveals that reverse saturable absorption and self-defocusing nature are the attributed and observed nonlinearity of the prepared nanostructures.The nonlinear absorption coefcient, refractive index and third-order NLO susceptibility were determined and found in the range from 1.89×10−3 to 7.26×10−3 (cm W−1), 2.03×10−8 to 2.96×10−8 (cm2 W−1) and 1.21×10−6 to 6.95×10−6 (esu) correspondingly. An optical limiting topographies of the prepared flms were explored and the limiting thresholds are also calculated at the experimental wavelength. These important results of NLO parameters are due to the increase in localized defect states on grain boundaries with the increase in Co-doping and suggest that these flms are promising material for optoelectronic device applications

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spray pyrolysis; Cd1−xCoxS thin flms; Photoluminescence; NLO properties; Optical limiting; Z-scan
Subjects: Departments at MU > Atomic Molecular Physics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 06:19
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 06:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155429

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